Monday, February 08, 2016
Why I go on dates with the kids
On Saturday after gym, Connor asked me if he and I could go on a date on Sunday morning, before church. He wanted to go to Mugg and Bean for breakfast.
Yes, he is that specific.
(it's scary seeing yourself in your kids)
I'd been feeling the same way so I said YES, of course we can go.
So that's what we did.
It was a huge effort for me because I had a terrible headache on Sat (a topic for another blog post) and slept from about 7 pm to nearly 3 am. Faffed for an hour tidying in the middle of the night, and then started a new book before falling asleep again.
Anyway, we had a lovely breakfast and both had a wonderful time.
Today after praying good-night prayers, he told me his teacher asked what their favourite part of the weekend was, and he said, "going on a date with Mummy".
Me: Awwwww, my boy. And I kissed him
C: Because Mummy, with all the homework every night, we haven't had a chance to chat. That's why I wanted to go to breakfast so while they were making our food, we could chat.
(I did ask him if he wanted to take colouring with us - we do this or Word Search sometimes - and he said no, he just wanted to talk)
I am amazed at this child.
I just said to D now, "is he 6 or 30?"
Connor's love language is quality time and that's why I go on dates with him.
I have started a new thing which I will write about on the other blog - goals with kids.... which so far is working AWESOME.
Do you have a child whose love language is quality time?
Do you spend intentional time with that child?
P.S. It doesn't have to cost money. Connor and I also race up and down the street (when it's not hot!) and on Sunday afternoon, we kicked a ball around the garden for about 15 minutes.
PPS. I will add that I typed up my 2016 goals this weekend and since I have it on there, I'll put it out here - I would like to do a few 5 love languages talks/ workshops this year. If you have some friends and would like me to do one for you, contact me. I LOVED the one I did for about 30 ladies in October last year.