Do you and your spouse want to have some private evenings of relaxation without having to leave home or hire a babysitter?
Audio books to the rescue!
Your children can listen to captivating unabridged voice-acted stories in their bedrooms while drawing quietly, playing Legos, or just lying dreamily on their beds. Here are some 50 hours of suggested audio to stock up with in your arsenal of date-night tricks. This should give you room to relax at home for about 25 date nights worth while your children get deliciously transported into other worlds:
Hank the Cowdog by John Erickson with 2.5 hours of audio
Diary of a Wimpy Kid (Book 1) by Jeff Kinney with 2 hours of audio
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain with 9 hours of audio
Freddy the Detective by Walter Brooks with 5 hours of audio
The Adventures of Paddy the Beaver by Thornton Burgess with 2.5 hours of audio
The Wonderful Wizard of Oz (Book 1) by Frank Baum with 4 hours of audio
Lawn Boy by Gary Paulsen with 2.5 hours of audio
The Silver Chair (Chronicles of Narnia) by CS Lewis with 5.5 hours of audio
Artemis Fowl (Book 1) by Eoin Colfer with 6 hours long of audio
Redwall (Book 1) by Brian Jacques with 10.5 hours of audio