I left ds with my parents and my MIL pretty early on. I needed to get out of the house for my sanity once in a while! At 12 weeks, I had to go back to work, so ds started at daycare. He is a very social and happy little boy. I would leave your dc with a sitter, and have a good time with your dh!! But that is just my 2 cents...I think it's great to be with your kids all the time, but it's also nice to take the time out to have time to do things just with yourself and dh!