Every week I designate a day that I spend “special” time alone with each child doing something at home together. While daddy is deployed, this is the best solution I could find that I am able to stick to – and I must say, it is working. It is a big hit with the children and today was Prince Charming’s turn!
I asked Prince Charming what he wanted to do with me today to which he replied, “Baking and letters!” I had some baking to do anyhow, so that fit in nicely; but letters? What to do? I asked Prince Charming if he’d like to help me make and bake shortbread and chocolate chip cookies. Needless to say, he was up for the challenge! Then he told me that he wanted to make up some letter “games” to play with me. So we did just that.
Often times I hear parents tell me they are “failing” their children because they are not taking them on extravagant trips or their not able to take an entire day to dedicate to each child alone. I have found that none of that is necessary for your child to feel special AND loved. If you are able to just take a small task – for instance baking – and do it with one of your children – it will mean the WORLD to them. They just want our attention and affection to be set upon them – nothing more – nothing less. Believe it or not, YOU and your time ALONE is what your child really desires!
Get creative and enjoy!! YOU CAN DO IT 🙂
Here are a few photos of our precious time together earlier today!