We are very lucky that our 16 yr old is usually willing to babysit our 8 year old. My super wonderful Hubby came up with "Redneck Drive In". We have access to private ground down by the river & only 5 minutes from the house. Portable DVD player, rent a movie or two, snacks & an adult beverage *POOF* our very own drive in. It may sound corny, but it's actually very fun. It's dark, quite, no Mom, he/she's picking on me, Mom, can I have/do this... Even with running the truck on & off for heat, it's a lot cheeper than going to the theater!
So lets hear you parenting excape plans!