Four months ago, our family welcomed a baby daughter which makes me the proud father of two. Our daughter is beautiful, delicious, and I love every ounce of her being. It’s also been seven years since I’ve been back in the weeds with handling a newborn — the erratic crying, countless diaper changes, middle of the night feedings, and unpredictability.
Before our daughter was born, my wife and I were consistent about hiring a babysitter at least once a week for a date night. It’s expensive, especially in New York City. We needed an opportunity to go out for nice dinners, to the movies, catch up with friends, or be spontaneous and figure out plans last minute. We craved the adult interaction and relished in the moment for a few hours when it was just us…sans kids.
It was extremely important for us to take back that special time, our date night, as soon as possible after having our baby. Even though we want to crash hard each night from the daily juggle of two children, we’re starting to find our rhythm. We need to get out and keep that spark. That means date night is back!
Last week, we were presented with an opportunity that we couldn’t pass up. Sure, it was a Sunday night (a school night), but it was time to take the plunge for a night on the town to feel like giddy college kids. We booked a sitter to have one of those only in New York City kind of nights. My wife and I attended the first ever PlentiTogether Live Show, on behalf of the unique, new Plenti Credit Rewards Card from American Express, which featured an all-star concert collaboration with performances from Nick Jonas, Keith Urban, and Pitbull. All of these guys are superstars in their own musical genre, so it was pretty awesome that Plenti brought them all together for an amazing concert.
We danced, sang, celebrated, and shared a special evening together. We came home flying high from a wonderful night out and were even more thrilled that our kids were sound asleep.
Time to book another sitter for this weekend!
**Disclosure: The Plenti Credit Card Team at American Express hosted us at the PlentiTogether Live Show in NYC and provided complimentary passes. All thoughts and opinions included in this post are my own and have not been influenced from the brand.