Have tried ...both sets of parents, Godparents...and no babysitters can be found!!- Our daughters meanwhile have been in on the phonecalls and are now saying they will play happily, we will still have time for just the 2 of us and they will go to bed early without a fuss and leave us by the campfire!- they are actually ridiculously excited themselves about staying in a gypsy caravan..with us!!
So the challenge has changed, we need to be able to create that romance and closeness that time alone away together can allow to develop- with our children there too!- we will have to create some different ground rules for them from their normal ones where they realise the main aim of the time away is for Mummy and Daddy to be focussing on grown up time and that their relationship for that weekend will be a priority. The girls know that we rate our relationship highly anyway but they do end up with us giving them the 'best of us' a lot of the time, which means that when they are finally in bed that we can be too tired and have used up a lot of inner resources already!.