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Spending your weeknights and weekend

Discussion in 'Living Room' started by thegreat, 27th Nov, 2015.

  1. thegreat

    thegreat Well-Known Member

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    Attention GEN Y,X,Z and Baby Boomers!

    Questions:

    1. How do you keep your weeknight and weekend alive, especially Friday and Saturday's nights?
    2. What activities do you regularly take with your partner to keep your relationship going during those nights?

    Thank you in advance for sharing
     
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  2. Jamie Moore

    Jamie Moore MORTGAGE BROKER - AUSTRALIA WIDE Business Member

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    We've got little kids so don't get out a lot.

    When they're in bed - we might crack open a bottle of Shiraz and have some wine, cheese, crackers and watch Netflix - or hang out on the deck and just chat.

    If we want to get real extravagant - we arrange for a personal chef to come over and cook up a three course meal while we drink wine and chat about stuff. We're actually doing this next Friday for wifeys birthday.

    Sometimes we get one of the grandparents to babysit and we hit up the town - usually go out for a nice dinner, movie and then some drinks.
     
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  3. Coconutwheels

    Coconutwheels Well-Known Member

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    Wow...personal chef sounds good, is that very expensive?
     
  4. EN710

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    Gen Y here, boring one at that

    Weekdays - playing with our dog at home, watch tv, occasionally go for dinner. Too tired to do anything after work and I don't like drinking and social events. :confused:

    Weekend - go to new beach, new park, walk the dog, lunch outside

    Friday night - sleep late doing whatever I want to do at home. That's exciting enough
     
  5. FireDragon

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    Babysitting for both (1) and (2) :eek::eek::eek:
     
  6. Jamie Moore

    Jamie Moore MORTGAGE BROKER - AUSTRALIA WIDE Business Member

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    Around $400 for two.

    We don't do it often - just special occasions. The food is amazing - some of the best meals I've ever had.

    Cheers

    Jamie
     
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  7. Tony Fleming

    Tony Fleming Well-Known Member Business Member

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    We don't get home until 9ish most nights so normally Netflix/real estate.com get a workout before bed sometimes we are too tired to cook so "my personal chef" cooks some of thees bad boys up for us
     

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  8. EN710

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    Which flavor do you like best? When I cook this I prefer the original one, add egg, boiled broccoli and maybe roast chicken for hubby :rolleyes:
     
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  9. bob shovel

    bob shovel Well-Known Member

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    Usually plotting against our kids for ruining or fri and sat nights!! I've admitted/accepted defeat and said I'll see the Mrs when they're 18

    Lol they're alright :) still in probation though

    We don't have fri and sat nights due to shift work or know anyone in the whole state so we're stuck with each other. We do get away (kids too) a bit on days off so occasionally go out late for dinner or looking around.

    I like your idea @Jamie Moore but at the same time I'm cursing you! Take advantage of those grandparents! For me they're a double edged sword that's why we're trying to get away from them :D
     
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  10. Tony Fleming

    Tony Fleming Well-Known Member Business Member

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    I like any flavour with chopped up sausages :)
     
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  11. Tony Fleming

    Tony Fleming Well-Known Member Business Member

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    Come back to Penrith Chickenman misses you :D
     
  12. D.T.

    D.T. Adelaide Property Manager Business Member

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    Thank you guys, better you than me :)
     
  13. MTR

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    We make pizzas, DH built this little baby
     

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  14. Jamie Moore

    Jamie Moore MORTGAGE BROKER - AUSTRALIA WIDE Business Member

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    I wouldn't have it any other way. Sure - they take away some freedom and it's not always easy -but they also bring tonnes of happiness. Plus I get to bust out amazing dad jokes.....all the time.

    Cheers

    Jamie
     
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    And that doesn't stop.

    The nest is empty. But I still managed a few Dad jokes in a Skype call from Egypt.
     
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  16. Mombius Hibachi

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    No wife and kids to hold me down, so I can do whatever I want, whenever I want. It's awesome!

    Wouldn't trade it for the suburban nightmare in a million years.
     
  17. Tony Fleming

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    How many "Moore" jokes could you pull out
     
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  18. Bayview

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    LOL! 3 kids....and the wife works on 3-4 of the nights, soooo....

    Lucky to still be awake by 10.00pm...depends on the Foxtel IQ selection, and/or the book I'm reading.

    I'm reading "The Hunger Games" atm; so I can eek out a page or two before slipping into a coma.
     
  19. vbplease

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    Our dog is giving us a lot of joy at the moment.. She wakes us up at 5:30 for a walk which is a great start to the day.. and gives us plenty of breakfast time together. It's turned my girlfriend from the morning grinch into a morning person :D

    Then in the afternoons we play in the backyard for an hour or two.. Pets are a great form of exercise and a good time for bonding with your partner :)
     
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  20. Jess Peletier

    Jess Peletier Mortgage Broker - Australia Wide Business Member

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    I love dinner time with my family during the week, we have fun and it's the time I get during the week to sit down and just enjoy my family. Hubby is an amazing cook so to finish work, have a glass of wine and a laugh with them all is the best. I sometimes have to work at night but when I don't we'll read in bed or watch something on telly with the kids, help with homework etc.

    On the weekend, we sleep in, go to the beach for a surf, cook, catch up with friends and renovate. I do my best to avoid my laptop at all costs, but not always possible.