"Dates" with individual children
For quite a few years now, I've tried to schedule one on one time with each of my three children. We called it mother-son/daughter activities. But these didn't happen as often as I'd like b/c I usually did something reasonably time-consuming (a few hours at least), so it was hard to find that time on a regular basis. Starting this month, my husband and I are trying a new 6 week rotation with dates for each child. So, week #1 was last week, and my husband took our daughter for ice cream and a walk in the park. This week, I am taking our youngest boy for a breakfast date at a restaurant tomorrow morning before school (pancakes!!). Next week, my husband is taking J, our oldest, somewhere...and so on...Our kids are SO EXCITED about this idea, it gives them something regularly scheduled to which to look forward, and we can still do the bigger mother/father-child activities on special occasions (such as bdays). Do you do something similar? Would you consider doing this?