With six kiddos it can be very difficult to devote our undivided attention to only one at a time, but boy, do they crave it. It could be as simple as only allowing one child to join Daddy on a quick trip to the supermarket, or even asking another to help you make brownies for dessert as you kick everyone else out of the kitchen.
Our favorite way to spend some one-on-one time with each of our children is by having a “special night,” every so often. This special night allows them to stay up after all their siblings have gone to bed, to spend some alone time with Daddy and me. It is so fun to be able to spend quality time with each one of our blessings… We’ve played Dominoes and Mancala, read fun books, or just talked or tickled.
On these nights we spend together I see each one of my children, without distraction, as Daddy and I devote our full attention to giggling, learning and growing closer. I know each one of them looks forward to their special night, but I truly savor them.
Even as my children grow and mature, I am sure we will always have our special nights!
Would you consider a special night for each of your kiddos to have some one-on-one time with you?
Even if it’s just once a month your little one will love this time spent all alone with you! Let me know if you try it and how you like it.