What do you do when the kids are in bed?

United States
November 24, 2008 7:32am CST
Last night after we put the kids to bed we found ourselves very bored. Normally we would either watch movies, or talk after the kids are in bed. But last night we had no movies to watch, and since he'd had the day off, we really had nothing to talk about. We spent part of the evening looking for videos on YouTube, and the other part watching the AMA's. So what do you and your spouse do in the evening after the kids are in bed?
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@ravinskye (8242)
• United States
24 Nov 08
We usually just watch tv together. we have shows we like almost every night of the week so we put the kids and bed and then curl up together and watch tv. some nights if there is nothing on we really like then we'll get online and see what we can find.
• United States
24 Nov 08
We don't watch much TV. Right now the only shows we watch are Dancing with the Stars and ER. This will be the last week for DWTS so after that we'll only watch TV on Thursdays. So if we don't have movies to watch, we end up just talking.
@Anne18 (11036)
24 Nov 08
Well monday to thursday its just little old me once the children have gone to bed as my husband works night shifts. Fridays we are normally at footy training with the children so by the time we have got the children in bed it is gone 9.30pm so we normally fall asleep together on the settee. Saturday and sunday we chill together cuddling on the settee watching the telly. Sorry its not that exciting but we can't afford to go out.
• United States
24 Nov 08
We can't afford to go out either. We stay in, rent movies to watch on TV, or sit on the sofa chatting. We haven't gone out on a date alone since August when I won free concert tickets.
@lilybug (21148)
• United States
24 Nov 08
Well, I am not married, so I will answer this on what I do after the kids are in bed. Normally after the kids are in bed for the night I will finish cleaning up any dishes leftover from dinner first. After that I will either watch some television or head down to the family room and hop on the computer. I do some posting here on myLot and check my email and see how many eBay orders I have to do the following morning. Some nights I play some games on pogo or chat with my sister on Yahoo messenger.
• United States
24 Nov 08
That's pretty much what I would do if I were single, but since hubby works so many hours, we try to spend time together when he is home and the kids are in bed.
@CRSunrise (2964)
• United States
15 Dec 08
We usually spend the time getting stuff done that we couldn't get done with the kids around. Or we watch shows that we don't want the kids to see. There's a whole wide spectrum of things to do when you're childfree for the evening.
@srhelmer (6930)
• Beaver Dam, Wisconsin
1 Dec 08
It really depends. If my wife is working, I normally watch TV or go on the computer until she gets home. If we're together and we don't have to be at work the next morning, then we sit up and watch a movie.
@gemini_rose (16194)
24 Nov 08
By the time our kids go to bed it is normally past 9pm! But we watch television and hubby goes on his facebook and I sit and do my crafts. Sometimes I go on the computer, it depends what mood I am in really just now I am back into doing some knitting and some cross stitch so I prefer to do that.
@camomom (7536)
• United States
24 Nov 08
We usually end up cleaning the house. Sometimes we sit and talk or watch TV. Lately we've been just going straight to sleep.
@bamakelly (5194)
• United States
24 Nov 08
I just have a son who is five however after a long day at play and care taking of him I usually relax at about eight o'clock pm. My husband is usually working at the computer and I usually just sit down and watch a little television for the rest of the night. My son goes to sleep at different times and rises pretty early. He is a pretty good sleeper and when he is at rest I rest or go on the computer. As parents we need some time to ourselves when the kids are at rest. Take care katsmeow.