A Date Night with my Boy

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It’s becoming more and more difficult to schedule individual time with my kids. The days pass quickly, there are so many commitments, activities and group outings, that time alone with just them and I go to the waist-side. Well, lucky for me, I got to spend one-on-one time with my first born last week. 

Disney Oz

My Sonny Boy is slowly transitioning into all things Dude. This means he’s also increasing his time with Dad and not me. As much as I’d like to say that this stabs my heart just so (it does a bit) I’m content in the fact that he wants to learn from and emulate his Father. What better man to copy than the man he was named after? It’s important that he learns proper life lessons from Dad, and I get to witness how a gentleman is created, one outing at a time. But, I’m not naive: I do know that his time with Mom is just as important when it comes to that development, so I took him to “work” with me.

Disney Oz

Last week, we got to see an advanced screening for Oz The Great and Powerful. I was there to represent Lady and The Blog and write a review of the movie for the site. I made it a big time affair for him: I explained why we’d been invited, how important and completely cool this was, and that this would be our special time together. He was mostly excited to get a quick trip into NYC to watch a movie on a school night. I used our 40 minute train ride into the city to quiz my son about his little life. What his new likes were, what’s been going on at school, which activities he’d like to do during spring break and so on. He, in turn, did the same. He learned more about what (and why) I write on 4 Hats and Frugal, why Mom gets invited to cool events, and why I’m glued to my computer so much. We ate bad-for-us food, giggled and gasped at the movie, and had a great walk back to the train station where we held hands like we did when he was itty-bitty. We were developing our friendship. It was magical and I can’t wait to do it again.

Do you take your kids out on individual “dates”? What types of activities do you do?

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  1. 3.11.13

    With two kids it’s hard to make sure I’m spending time with them individually. I love the idea of a Mother-Son date night and might have to implement it here!

  2. 3.11.13

    This is really cute and something I try to do but finding the time is really a challenge. I would also love to see the movie. Your son has a cute smile.

  3. 3.11.13
    Cristine said:

    As a mom of boys, I love your date night with your son. Presently, I’m still a major influence in my little guys’ eyes, but I know that day will pass. Those date nights with the little guys are much treasured.

  4. 3.11.13

    I’m so glad you two were able to get some time together, especially doing something that neat!

  5. 3.11.13

    I missed seeing this preview..but I’m a little curious about it.

    Our girls love having one on one time, too..it sure is hard these days.

  6. 3.11.13
    Michelle said:

    What a great bonding kiddo date. I don’t get to do that often with three boys. I need to carve out time for each of them.

  7. 3.12.13
    Tricia O. said:

    It’s tough for me sometimes with boys to find things we both want to do. He and his daddy go to movies a lot together, and I end up feeling like the bad guy a lot because I’m with him more and end up being the disciplinarian more often. I’m trying to think of more things to do with him that we’ll both enjoy.

  8. 3.13.13

    It does get harder and harder and then they are grown and gone. It sounds like you know how to catch and enjoy those moments. I often found that the commute to and from events was the most important time to connect. I’m glad you got the chance with your big guy.