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These days we are so busy!
From school, work and after-school activities. From homeschooling to therapies. Plus there’s housework and chores. It seems like it just never ends and we just go in a circle.
How much quietly time do you really spend with your child?
I personally feel like that just isn’t enough time and not enough hours in the day. But my children are growing up and I see that they need me. And they need to spend that quality time with me. I know that it’s not the amount of time I spend with the, it is the quality of time I spend with them.
I know some amazing moms that have some great ways to spend time with their kids. And I love hearing way’s parents are choosing to spend time with their children.
One way to make sure that each child gets one on one time with each parent is to give each child a day of the week, one week a month. The child gets to choose what they get to do and which parent they want to spend time with.
Another way is to schedule one day a month go on a “date” with your child. And each parent can do that for each child.
I’ve learned that when your life is busy everything needs to be scheduled, it needs to be intentional.
15 Ways to Spend Quality Time With Your Kids
1.Go out to a movie
In the summer time they even have dollar or low cost movies.
2. Go out for ice-cream or frozen yogurt
There are so many great fro-yo places.
3. Go on a coffee date
Hot chocolate for the kids of course!
4. Go to the park
If your kids are anything like mine they want to go on any playground they see.
5. Go to a “fancy” restaurant
It really doesn’t have to be that fancy. This is a great opportunity to teach table manners and etiquette.
6. Let the child pick where you will take them
This would be a great experiment.
7. Send everyone else away and just be home with that one child
This one is so special. What will you two choose to do?
8. Do a craft together
Especially if you have a crafty child.
9. Read together
Take turns reading. Or let the child read to you. What a great way to get some schooling in.
10. Watch a movie or videos together at home
11. Do something together that is just specific to that child
What does that one child love to do? Go and DO THAT!
12. Cook together or play “restaurant”
Get cooking together!
13. Go fishing
Early morning at a fishing lake or pond will create lasting memories.
14. Go to the mall just for fun
Shopping at the Mall with children can be hard. But why not window shop and just enjoy the fun things the mall has to offer?
15. Put together a LEGO set
Do you have that child obsessed with Lego’s? Build the set together. Help them if they know how to build already or let them help you put them together.
And don’t forget, unless you are using an electronic device as part of your quality time, or it’s completely necessary, put it away! Set it on airplane mode or silent. Don’t let it be a distraction for the precious and limited time you have with your child.
You got this, mama!
Now lets go spend some quality time with our precious ones!
“Jesus called the children to him and said, “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these. Truly I tell you,