Have I told you this one yet? It’s my favourite thing since pajama parties (that date night swap we had going with two other friends in California.)
Step One: Feed the kids something fun like macaroni and give them iPad time so they are so happy they don’t notice you aren’t eating.
Step Two: ON TIME BEDTIME.
Step Three: Husband gets take out while wife puts kids to bed.
Step Four: Enjoy restaurant meal without paying for a babysitter, juggling a baby, arbitrating a fight, or trying to explain why we don’t eat food off the floor.