As Caroline grows, I’m discovering her love language is quality time. She feels most loved and connected when you just spend time with her doing whatever it is she’s interested in at the moment. Being a stay-at-home mom, you’d think this would be an easy thing to do. Well, not so much. With little sister exploring and sometimes messing up what you’re working on, chores to be done, discipline and training, and just a worn out mommy, it’s hard to just sit and play.
So, I’ve started taking Caroline out on dates occasionally on the weekends to have some uninterrupted Mommy/Caroline time. It’s nice to just follow her lead and enjoy being with her and not worrying about all the other things that keep us from spending quality time together during the “work week.” She always has a good time and I think her love tank gets filled.
Dating your kids is important, just like dating your spouse. It takes a little effort, but it’s worth it! Relaxing and reconnecting over a cold Chick-fil-a lemonade and some shopping at our favorite places is just what we need sometimes. :-)