23 thoughts on “Your Kids Need Dating Too!

  1. My husband and I have talked about doing this several times in the past and one of us will go on one date with one of our boys and then we get busy and the plan gets set aside. Thank you for a great reminder of how important this is! I just put it on my calendar for my husband and I to sit down this week and actually schedule the dates. I love this idea!

    1. I know too well what you mean! But don’t beat yourself up over it – just the fact that you’re doing it is good! How did it go with the planning and follow up?

  2. We are a little behind on this. We dont have income in winter so by this time of winter it is tight and it has been so cold that we have not been able to go to the park or anything like that. This is a rural area so not many options such as a mall or anything. Our house is so small there is no place to get away from others. So our sons and I will enjoy dating again when the weather is nice outside again. We usually go to the state park or have an ice cream cone. I am looking forward to it and I know our youngest is for sure.

    1. I know, I had grand ideas of going tobogganing and skating as our dates, but it’s been ridiculously too cold outside (though we have been skiing as a family). So we’re using the grocery shopping trips or running errands as our time instead. And maybe one night you can put the other boys in their room with a movie/book/cd and just hang out with one of your sons on his own? Just a thought! :0) Love your ideas for warmer weather!

  3. I am a homeschooling mom of six ages 11, 9, 7, 4, 2 and 6 months. We take the older three individually to pie night each week at Village Inn. The pie is free so we buy a drink and it is a perfect environment. I do three weeks, then my husband does three. The kids really like it.

  4. Im taking my kiddos out all next month when we are on a family vacation. Looking forward to getting some one on one time with each of them for the first time in a long time (since the baby was born, shes 16 months and Im expecting again).

    1. Oh congratulations Heather! And vacation time is a great time to make those one-on-ones happen, especially with a busy household. I should remember to do that next time!

    1. It’s nice for the kids to have time with daddy since it’s more limited in most cases – maybe you can alternate so you can both get one-on-one? As moms we don’t often (at least not very often) get to see that individual side of our kiddos when we are with them all day long.

  5. My kids and I have date nights.
    One night of the week, both choose which night. They get to hang out with mom without all the rules. They are in charge of planning the fun. I get to just be with them without being in disciplinary mode or anything. They love love love this time.

  6. My kids and I do date nights. They have chosen what night they wanted to spend with me. Sometimes it’s just an hour up and we do whatever they want to do. They run the agenda.

    Maybe one day I’ll be able to take them out.

    I love the ideas. I already do most of them.

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