I’ve been getting better at carving out Mommy/big kid time lately and every time I’m so glad I did.
One day my son and I went out for sushi and to a candy store. The whole week he kept talking about our upcoming lunch date and how excited he was and it ended up being a lot of fun.
I’m still trying to figure out what activities we should plan to do. One day I took him to a game playing league with other kids his age. Although he had a good time, we weren’t really spending quality time together except in the car ride there.
I want to get to a point where we have a carved out time of the week that we always do something just me and him. I haven’t announced that to him yet as I don’t want to make a promise I can’t keep, but I feel like making a plan might help me to prioritize this as well.
Perhaps until I know I have a usual time, I can at least shoot for some Mommy/kiddo time at least once every 7 days (I of course spend a lot of time with him all week, but it’s often in the company of dad and little brother or while one or both of us are multitasking.) I want to really be more intentional about our time together.