I have been looking for a way to get out of the house once in a while and a chance to spend one-on-one time with my kids. A family at church gave me a great idea. The dad takes one child on a date each week. Now I know this is typically a daddy thing, but actually it seems that Jason gets more fun time with the kids than I do. He comes home from work and plays with them, whereas I feel as if I am just making them work all day. So I’m hoping to be able to take each child out individually for some one-on-one time once a week.
I began with Faith, my eldest daughter. I took her to Starbucks, where she was thrilled to get a chocolate chip cookie frozen drink with whipped cream. She had always wanted to try one. We sat down and talked about whatever came to mind. This was probably more special for me than it was for her! It is so neat to just be able to talk to my daughter without the competition of the rest of the family. She is by nature a quiet girl. She talked to me more in this hour than she had all week! Then we window shopped at a store and came home.
I would love to hear any ideas for simple, inexpensive outings you may have!