A couple's first post-baby date night is something that every parent looks forward to, albeit with slight trepidation. When you spend every hour of every day nurturing the needs of a baby, the needs of your relationship inevitably take the back seat. That's why post-baby date night's are crucial to any relationship. Parents need to spend some time together, sans baby, to reconnect and regroup, but that first time away from your babe is sometimes a little, well, different. The weird things parents do on their first post-baby date night are as equally hilarious as they are awkward, and they shine yet another glowing, neon light on the ways a person's life changes after having a baby.
Inevitably, your relationship with your partner will change after kids. Date nights are a crucial part of navigating your way through those new changes and getting to figure out what your new "normal" is, but they also have a way of making new parents feel like a couple of fish out of water. A night out without your kid can be amazing, sure, and they definitely help your relationship after a baby, but more often than not, that first time you and your partner leave your house without your baby is going to feel confusing and wrong and awkward and scary and, well, just plain weird.
You're probably thinking that you and your partner will be different, that you've got the whole date night thing completely handled. Hey, you might be completely right. You might be the coolest, most together couple around and that first night away from your kid is going to be a breeze. Still, that doesn't mean that you're not going to fall subject to the following weird things parents do on their first post-baby date night. It happens to the best of us, parents. Trust me.