And one thing that we very intentionally do because we have a lot of kiddos is to spend special one-on-one time with them. Of course this is something that we'd do even if we didn't have a lot of kiddos. But since we do, it's something that we need to be especially intentional about, or it can be forgotten and slip away. Does anyone remember that old saying Quality not quantity time is what counts. I agree that quality time is with our children is good, but honestly quantity time is really stinkin' important too.
Usually date night with the kiddos isn't extravagant. Each child has certain things that they like to do. And we make sure that they get to do them with us. Sometimes just one parent. Sometimes both. But just one kiddo and mom and/or dad and some time to connect and be together.
Sunny and I used to cook together and do crafting projects when she was still here. ***sigh***
Liv loves to get pedicures and lunch dates.
Patch is athletic and dinners after his track meets are a fave right now as is hiking and camping.
Boo is my movie buddy. I just saw the new Captain America movie with him!
Tess is happy doing just about anything one-on-one but going to the dollar store and picking out something... anything... is her heaven.
Mimi... well she's the one that's still not in school so one-on-one time abounds for her. Books, reading time, crafts, cooking, coloring... golly if that child is helping in anyway she's beaming from ear to ear.
We bought Jude his first D-back t-shirt and we had peanuts. We listened for the crack of the bat, and we talked about the plays. We cuddled as he got tired in the 8th inning.
And even though it was an awful game, the D-Backs lost badly, it was a fabulous night with our son!
What are your favorite "dates" with your kiddos?