Saturday, October 17, 2009
Like most parents I understand the importance of spending quality time with the kids, even more valuable is spending one on one time with our kids. They seem to thrive in those conditions don't they? But something always gets in the way of achieving these moments : family get togethers, parties, sports, church, school events etc etc and if you have more than two kids it is a huge challenge....I try to factor in "date" nights with each boy at least three times a year, with Martha it seems much easier to get girl time in.
Tonight was the Tullster's first "date night", normally we go to a market or out for a breakfast but tonight we went out for dinner and a movie. He was stoked as we saw Astro Boy, a movie that we have both been hanging out to see. He was allowed to have the "Astro" special offer (a huge bucket of coke in a Astro boy cup with a huge sack of popcorn) and a choc top!!!! Happy as the pig in mud! It was a lovely night and he tumbled home ecstatic, I can hear him now in bed, it's way past 9.30 and he is recounting the story to his brother...simple pleasures : dinner and a movie.