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As my mini trip away from the kids has become more real to the children our home has been running a bit crazy. Not only have I been running ragged trying to get things done that need to be done around our home and on this site but I also noticed that my children’s attitudes were shifting into a dark and gloomy state. It broke my momma heart as I seen these changes and instantly I knew that they all needed a bit of reassurance, they also needed some one on one attention.
As moms we all want our homes to have a sense of harmony. Between schooling our children and cleaning our homes we need this sense of harmony. Many times we find that part of the anxieties that are shown from are children can somewhat come from us. After all those around us draw from us. Too often I am also discovering is that our children act a tad crazy because they simply want attention. Once our children reach a certain point they don’t even care if they are getting negative attention.
So as I noticed the changes in my children over the past few weeks I knew it was time to reinstate the mommy date nights!!! When people typically say date night everyone usually automatically assumes that you are going to start talking about a spousal date night. Not saying that we shouldn’t have date nights with our husbands. However it is just as important to have date nights with our kids. More importantly pulling the kids to the side and having those date nights as a one on one type thing.
Kid date nights allow our children to see a different side of us. They also allow them to know that they are more important then all the other things that are going on in our homes and lives. It also opens those doors for communication wide open and really what momma doesn’t want to have that with their children.
However sometimes we know we need these date nights with our kids but we are fresh out of ideas on what to do with them. Well, here is a list of some of our favorite things to help get your creativity juices flowing:
- Movie night in or out.
- Ice cream date.
- Park outing.
- Board games
- Art projects
- Spa night (for girls)
- Baking projects
- Play their favorite video game
- Just take a drive to see where you end up.
There are just a few of the things we do for our date nights together. One thing I am learning is that you can never have to many of these. As a matter of fact we have decided to make this a weekly thing from now on.
Until Next Time Just Keep Soaring 4 Him,Christian Homemakers in Training where we dive into homemaking, motherhood, marriage and group devotions. After all, we all need a safe place to grow together, right?