(Apologies for the grainy iphone shot's)
For about a year now,
we have been going out for desert on a Saturday night.
Not all of us, just 2 at a time.
One boy and one parent.
The boy choose's where we go.
The boy choose's which parent to take.
The idea is, we start this ritual now,
it is valuable one on one time with our boy's,
to listen, to chat and to listen some more.
by the time they reach their teen's,
when communication will be "more difficult" I expect,
this routine is well and truly established,
regular one on one time to listen and chat.
That's the plan anyway :)
The first born is coming up to 9,
he talks about his friends and school, good stuff and bad stuff.
It takes about an hour, cost's between $12 and $20,
and, we feel is a very good investment.
The only down side to the Dessert Plan
is when I don't get picked to go out for dessert!
Anyone else have a little weekly ritual?