Having three sons, one-on-one time has always been important to me. Sometimes it gets overlooked by the chaos of day-to-day life and responsibilities.
One of our 11-year-old twins, Braylon, eats, sleeps and breathes sports. So he’s been to some pretty cool sporting events with dad. Landon is 7 but still the baby, so he’s gotten some pretty cool trips too.
Braxton, also 11, isn’t into sports, but he loves art, history and anything educational and was due for a mom/son trip. I wanted to make sure it was memorable. I looked at him a few weeks ago and said, “Pick any place in the country you want to visit, and we’ll go there.” His face lit up but I don’t think he thought I was serious.
After some careful consideration and research (this is who he is as a person) he jokingly said, “Well, the San Diego Zoo is the best zoo in the country.” And smirked. I booked the tickets that day. Florida --> California.
So. We were off to make some core memories for a few days. Just the two of us. We had exploring to do and that's exactly what we did. I don’t know which one of us was more excited. These vacation days were spent the best way possible.
Spend one-on-one time with your kids. It lets you know them on a deeper, more personal level and create memories that will last a lifetime. It doesn't have to be a cross-country trip. Go to a restaurant. Go on a picnic. Go to an amusement park. Just spend time with them as humans.
They'll never forget it.
And you'll never regret it.
Love & Hugs,
Nicki, Momming All the Boys