I find it increasingly difficult to set aside some alone time with each one of our children. I don’t know if it’s because they are getting older or if it’s because we have 4 kids AND they’re getting older. But, it’s hard for us to carve out the time . Thankfully we’ve been inspired by some of our friends who like to schedule in time with their kids in a number of different ways (get a pen, or pin it!)
- Schedule a date on the # day of their birthdays. So if their child was born on the 15th of the month, the mom or dad will take the child out for a little date of sorts (coffee, a walk, a drive in the country, a movie, a meal etc.) on the 15th of each month.
- We’ve also known families who like to schedule get aways with the whole family. It serves to remove the worldly busy-ness that invades quality time. It may not be one on one with the child but it’s momentous and memorable.
- And we’ve also taken to random dates that are spontaneously planned. Hot chocolate at the local coffee shop is an all time favorite. There’s something that makes our girls feel so grown up when they order a hot cocoa!
Here’s what we did most recently. A Mother-Daughter Tea.
And don’t forget to get a picture to commemorate your time together!
How do you find time to make your kids feel special?