Recently engaged couple LeAnn Rimes and Eddie Cibrian did not plan for an overly romantic Valentine’s Day, reports UsMagazine.com. At Sunday’s Grammy Awards, the couple laughed and jokingly asked reporters, “Is [Valentine’s Day]tomorrow?”  Rimes butted in and further explained, “We have his boys [Mason, 7, and Jake, 3] on Valentine’s Day. So we are literally going to play Wii with some friends and eat pizza, which is better than anything else we could be doing.”

How do you have a date night with kids?

Cupid’s Advice:

While many feel that romance becomes much harder to maintain after children enter into the equation, many others have found this sentiment to be untrue. Here are a few ways to have a date night (even with kids):

1. Put your trust in technology: While video games, television and computers take away from study time, they can also keep your children occupied. Try renting a movie or a new video game for your children to play with while you and your partner enjoy some quality time together.

2. Take the kids with you: There are many restaurants that are family friendly. Experiment with a few, and you may find that both you and your children are happy with the experience.

3. Hire a babysitter: If you yearn for a date night without the kids, hire a babysitter. Trusted babysitters are lifesavers for couples in need of a night out, and most come at the reasonable price of about $10 per hour.