Thursday, November 20, 2014

Only child


This week, Whim and I spent some one-on-one (two-on-one?) time with M.  He had a few doctors appointments with a specialist that had to be done during the school day- the perfect excuse for lunch out and a post-appointment coffee shop visit, just the three of us.

With two sons, close in age, who share a group of friends and are enrolled in the same school and extracurricular activities, I appreciated the chance to shift focus to him, to let him be an "only child" for an afternoon or two.  And L, who was picked up after school by a beloved auntie instead of me, felt so brave and mature and special, too.

They get along well, fighting and playing as brothers do, making the most of a shared bedroom and a constant companion.  But everyone needs to be recognized individually, to be seen, from time to time.

I never liked the dating your children thing- "mother/son dates" aren't for me.  But I think it's time for some only-child outings.  L's up next. 

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  1. I'm with you. I never like the whole "dating your child" thing....but I do love some
    one-on-one time because it happens so infrequently!! It's just nice to be able to focus your attention! So glad you had fun and that L will get a turn too! :) --Lisa

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    1. Whim and I always marvel about how good the boys are when they aren't together!!

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  2. I'm so relieved I'm not the only one who hates the "dating your child!" But two-on-one-time sounds fun!

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    1. I thought it was just me. I swear EVERYONE talks about it/does it. Weird. But cool that we aren't alone! :)

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