Yes, kids grow up so fast! Every so often I have a bit of a ‘moment’ and wonder what happened to my itty bitty babies? All of a sudden they are crawling/walking/talking/starting school and another year has passed!
Add to the mix having more kids and you probably find time flies even faster. I have been finding it harder and harder to spend any one-on-one time with my oldest. But recently I had a day where my youngest was at preschool and Mstr 8 and I had the whole day together. I was quite surprised how much he changed when spending time alone with me. He was a totally different kid without his “annoying” little brother around.
I’ve come up with a little solution to help preserve special memories and spend some quality time together: go on regular Mummy-Son dates! (You can also read last week’s blog post on Daddy-Daughter dates.)
Here are some ideas that will help create some fabulous memories, so grab a camera and pick a date:
- Take your son out for Devonshire tea (with milkshakes of course) – to a fancy café. I recently found an amazing vintage-themed café in a nursery which was just amazing. Try your local Botanic Gardens.
- Choose a tourist activity and do it together, exploring your local attractions together.
- Help him create something really special for “news” this week at school.
- Feed the ducks: find a local park or water area where ducks live and grab some stale bread.
- Help him bake his favourite cookies
- Fly a kite. This is such a simple yet fun activity – head to your nearest beach, park or footy field.
- A day at the zoo or aquarium.
- Build a puzzle or play his favourite board game.
- Go bowling or to miniature golf.
- Go see a play, musical, music concert or sports event.
There’s a lot more ideas on the blog article: Life Without Pink.
Make sure you plan these dates regularly but you might also have the opportunity to be a little more impulsive. If you find a spare hour or two one weekend, grab your boy and spend some one-on-one time with him.
Do you have any other ideas for some great Mummy-Son dates? If so please share them, we’d love to hear about it!