Thursday, 5 June 2014
one on one
Fridays are our day. We have two other mornings each week, just the two of us. But Fridays are our long days together where we have no agenda until 2.15pm kindy pick up.
I try and devote our Fridays to him. Farm, park, zoo, playground, special morning tea.. something/somewhere new. Life gets in the way sometimes and Fridays become about me and the ease of getting things done with only one child. Thankfully those Fridays are few and far between.
I love our time together; when he gets to sit in Cole's carseat and have full view out the front window, pointing loudly at every BIG TRUCK! he can see. Or demanding STOP MUMMY, STOP! as soon as he spies a red traffic light somewhere in the distance..
He chats away, constantly surprising me with his new words and longer sentences, filling in the gaps he used to leave out; somewhere along the way Mummy - truck! became Mummy! Look at the BIG red truck! I see his little mind opening and taking everything in. He still goes bananas on the playground as if it's the first he's ever seen. And I still laugh at him, every time. On the occasions we end up running errands, we head to the playground first and then he requests a chicken skewer and vanilla milkshake for morning tea. I oblige. And of course he must sit in the pram to obtain the milkshake.. it's a win/win.
Do you have regular one on one time with one or all of your children? What sort of things do you do together?