I have a lot of things on my “I wish I had more time for____” list lately. Oh, who am I fooling? I always have a lot of things on that list. I’m sure we all do! But, right now I really do wish I had more one-on-one time with my older girls. Since going out isn’t an option very often, we have tried a few at-home dates this summer. First there was sewing. More recently, we tried a drawing date! Natalie and I actually often draw together on our dates, but usually we go somewhere. This time we stayed home and had a date in our swimsuits!
We each drew each other pictures, and then wrote little notes to each other. We did this once before, and I just came across the old picture while cleaning her desk. I asked if she wanted to keep it, as we were getting rid of things. She replied with an “Of course! It’s from you,” which warmed my heart. I needed that today!
Next I’ll have to think of a clever stay-at-home date for my other 3. Sierra would probably bake. Allison would love to swim and talk. And, Malachi will probably sit on my lap and read a book, then find a ball to throw or kick, then sort some blocks, then…
Do you have any clever kid date ideas?