Having the kids in bed for 7pm means my partner and myself get the evening to ourselves. It has to be the best part of the day if I have had a very busy or stressful day because it's a time that I can un wind and just relax. My favourite part to my evenings is watching the soaps and having a conversation with my partner and no one interrupting. Although after the soaps I do go ahead and finish some blog work, I do try my best to have a couple of evenings a week where I don't go on my phone or laptop - very rare!
Every parent deserves to have their time at least once during the day. Some parent spend it to unwind and some may spend it to catch up on work, housework or anything else that needs doing. There are so many things you can do within those few hours in the evening once the kids are in bed.
Catch up on the soaps - This is what I do every single evening the minute the kids are in bed. I have Sky plus so I have soaps on record which is handy seeing as one of my favourite soaps, Hollyoaks is on at a time that I am getting the kids ready for bed. If you miss a programme then you can catch up on BBC iPlayer.
Communicate with the partner - When you have kids around you can't communicate with your partner properly. There is always going to be one little person interrupting or demanding something or some cuddles. Those few hours once the kids are in bed is a great time to catch up with each other.
Online games - Many parents go for online games to unwind in the evenings. There are many different games online these days and many parents find it helps with de-stressing and maybe just doing something sociable at home as they are not able to go out. Click here to claim your casino welcome bonus.
Invite friends over - Again, this is a great way to catch up with your social life. Catching up with friends by inviting them over for a cuppa or a glass of wine is a great way to spend an evening, especially on a weekend. A time for you to let your hair down.
Get a babysitter - You could get a babysitter and go out for a walk, a run, for a few drinks or just to a friends house for a catch up. Another great way to let your hair down and unwind.
House work - You will be able to get the house work done a lot quicker in the evening when the kids are in bed. You will also feel relieved the following morning knowing you wont have to do much housework in the morning as you had already done it the night before.
Watch films in bed - I am yet to put our TV up on the wall in our bedroom. I can't wait until we do as I know me and my partner will be watching a lot of films when it's up. A nice way to relax and watching something in the evening when kids are in bed means no interruptions!
How do you spend your evening?