Ryan and I spend a lot of time discussing the best ways to spend quality time with our girls. I came up with an idea a couple weeks ago, that I hope to implement with our children for years to come.
There have been more than a few times when Ryan has planned and executed a "daddy-daughter" date and there is nothing the girls would rather do. They anticipate it, they love it and they talk about it non-stop. This so to speak "dating" your children is the perfect opportunity to have one-on-one time with your child and there's no reason a mom shouldn't be included too.
I came across this article, and decided twice a month on the same day, we would alternate girls and each have our very own kid dates. It sounds perfect in theory and I'm hoping the reality is just as perfect.
My favorite kid date from the article: Take a walk.
Kids of any age enjoy fresh air and a nice walk with the folks. If you employ enough adjectives (magic! fairy! adventure!), even the most television-addicted kid, will easily be lured out of doors. My kids and I go on "nature walks which is really just a slow meander around a small forested area near our house.While these five ideas are great, I'd love to hear from all of you! What are your favorite "kid dates" or ways to spend quality time with your children?