What this book lacks is the need for more information on the business part of speed dating, such as marketing, which is quite important.
For some people I may recomend you find this info either through research or actually going to a speed dating event.
We spend the majority of our family visits taking care of our kid, because he’s not familiar with the family enough.
Speed dating is designed to give participants the opportunity to go on mini dates with anywhere from 10 to 25 (or more) people in a single evening.
Each date lasts between 3 and 10 minutes, giving the pair time to get to know each other while also keeping them from being stuck with a bad match for too long.
Why in the WORLD would I want to pay someone PLUS daycare to watch my son for an evening out with my husband?
I didn’t WANT to go out on a Saturday night, because that was the one night of the week I had enough energy to catch up on things around the house OR better yet…
Anyone thinking of hosting speed dating events definitely needs this 'how to' manual! It gives you some nice tools that you may already have if you're already in the planning stages for your own business.
But, if not, you can benefit from the information and tips.
(Within reason-I’m not saying the REALLY bad stuff you should get over, I just mean the little annoying things) You know why you’re forced to get over them? Just today, I got really mad at my husband for not helping me out this morning with the dishwasher. I expect to spend 15 minutes of my day able to sit and eat a warm meal. A sink full of dishes and people coming over in a few minutes. An hour later I was texting him and telling him about something funny my son did. I just needed him, or someone to share these little moments with. My husband and I cried together while sleep training, because neither of us knew what the heck we were doing. If we wanted to make this family work as a whole or teach our son the meaning of family, we had to be.
When you have no village or people around, you’re forced to get over it. So, I come downstairs in the morning to eat a little breakfast before my son and the other two kiddos I watch in the day come over. Now, we did have a long talk when he got home from work but in that moment, I was over it. Don’t even get me started on getting him to sleep in a new place…
Or even that a house next door planted a new tree that is blowing annoying leaves all over. They didn’t know our struggles as newlyweds, they weren’t involved in our struggle to get pregnant, they didn’t call frequently, or the fact that they didn’t know our son.
However, she could’ve cared less about what our mailman’s name was. There have been SO many times that I wanted to kill my husband. He leaves dirty clothes all over the stinking house. He has had a long two days where he isn’t home until about . Which resulted in me spending my free 15 minutes, doing dishes. We bonded over the fact that our family didn’t visit often enough.
Here are the 10 things I wish someone would’ve prepared me for when we decided to move away from our families. On the other hand, it IS human nature to be envious or jealous of things. This is one that I’ve REALLY noticed my first year as a parent.