Kids grow up too fast, we all know that. It only seems like yesterday that they entered the world and you were carrying them around in your arms, and now they are running around, developing into adults and even teaching you a thing or two! When we look back on our children’s more younger, formative years we can tend to get a bit emotional and also feel a sense of pride in knowing that our children have been brought up to be the best little people that they could possibly be, and we may feel like we need to spend more time with them so that we do not miss out on any further aspects of them growing up. With us leading busy lives, it can sometimes be hard to spend as much time with our children as we would like. We work full time jobs, and leave early in the morning and come home late at night when they are tired or already in bed. The only time that we realistically have with our children now is at the weekends, and we should do all we can to spend quality time with them and reconnect with them.
A day out with the children is always a good idea. It gets you, your partner, and – of course – your children out of the house, and you all get to experience something new and have a lot of fun together. This does not have to be expensive, though, or even grand. It could be something like visiting a local park together and taking a picnic, or even visiting the beach. Depending on the personalities of your children, you will need to think about what activities they would like to do: would they like to go to Nitro Swimming or would they prefer to chill out with all the family while you all take a long walk together? Would they really enjoy being taken out for a treat such a meal? You will need to put thought into all of these aspects and ensure that your children will be happy and that they will enjoy spending time with you, in different places.
If your children really enjoy sport, then you could book some tickets to go and see a game. If your children have not seen a sports game live before then there is a good chance that they will absolutely love going to see their favorite stars do their thing live, rather than on the TV. If your children really enjoy playing video games, then you could take the time to scope out games conventions and travel with them to go and experience something like that.
Make sure that the time you spend with your children is a positive time and that nothing is forced upon them, that they may not feel comfortable doing or enjoy doing. Allow them to have a say in what they would like to do, and even if you do not like the idea take the time to experience their enjoyment while you can.