Monday, November 26, 2012

The Gift of One-on-One Time

If you have more than one child, then you know how special it is to spend one-on-one time with your children. My little one here was just acting a little more clingy than normal and even saying things like, "Mommy, I never get to spend time with JUST you." So, one Sunday afternoon, we went to a dollar store, bought some new crayons and coloring books and sat in a coffee shop and colored and visited. It was simple and fun. We were gone less than two hours, but she felt special spending time with JUST me and I enjoyed simply focusing on her. My husband and I take turns spending time with the children one-on-one. Sometimes we simply take one of them at a time to run errands, go get a drink at Sonic's happy hour, and one of their favorites is breakfast at a local donut shop.

Do your children like spending one-on-one time with you? What are some things you like to do together?


Jenn said...

My youngest loves shopping at thrift stores and flea markets, so that's our thing. My oldest loves to run errands with me...sometimes we can work in something special while we are out and about. I agree that it's important for us to seek out that one-on-one time with our kiddos:)

L Belle said...

A great reminder! :)