Here’s the 2nd of 8 “major” goals for next year!
I want more 1:1 time with everyone, especially the kids + Josh.
Annabel came up with this concept – we pick a day of the week for a 1:1 outing with each kid. (It doesn’t have to be Thursday, but some weeks it might be).
On those nights, our nanny can stay a bit later and I can try to come home on the earlier side.
And then . . . date! The idea is not for an elaborate agenda. The ‘date’ could consist of a walk around the neighborhood together, doing a craft project at home in a separate room from the others, and watching some Netflix (come on, BSC season 3!).
More elaborate dates could include trips to the library or bookstore, dinner out (once CV surge has exhausted itself), or a local sports game.
One of the weeks would be reserved for a Josh/me date, though this one might have to be on the weekend for the most part because Josh’s weekday schedule is often a bit unpredictable (ie, he might come home at 7p or 10p and I don’t want to set myself up for disappointment).
Family time is great in theory but with 3 kids its often rather loud and I don’t always feel like I get a lot of great individual connection time. G is a little young, but otherwise the kids are a great age for doing this — and I think it will be fun. (And obviously – I can’t leave G out! She would NOT stand for that 🙂 ).
Unrelated pic: anyone recognize this game!? Such fond memories for me . . .