It can be hard to plan one on one time with your kiddos, so we are going to try something to ensure our daughter gets quality alone time once a month with either Mom or Dad. On Hadley’s birthday date of each month, (her birthday is the 21st, so on or around the 21st of each month), she gets to have a “date” with just Mom or Dad. Having it on the same date each month, or around that date, makes it easy to plan. Plus, it lets Hadley have something to look forward to each month that is special to her.
Hadley and I had her birthday date for February! She chose to play board games, and watch a movie in the basement with me. We watched the movie Blended, played Monopoly, and had popcorn in the basement. She is so good at any game she plays almost, we were at a point where she was giving me her money haha!
Hadley was the banker, and she loved trying to figure out the change every time. She would turn around, and try to visualize the numbers in her head. It was too funny, and nine times out of ten she was right. She won’t admit it, but she loves math.
She loves the idea of having special one on one time with her parents each month. We are going to take turns each month so we both get a chance to have our time with her throughout the year. I’m not saying we don’t get one on one time with her; I get a lot of time with her with my husband’s work schedule, but there is something special about planning something each month with her. It can be as simple as playing board games in the basement, coloring for an hour, going to a playground and eating dinner, just simple things. The point is, to be with just her and give her our undivided attention.
Previous birthday dates:
Birthday Date #1