Want to Give Your Kids a Memorable Gift? Spend Time Alone With Each of Them! by Ann Marie Gardinier Halstead

5 years ago
Want to Give Your Kids a Memorable Gift? Spend Time Alone With Each of Them!

Last weekend, my older son spent the night at a friend’s house. My husband had to work late, so that meant that I had a rare night alone with my younger son. We decided to make it a special night. I told him that we could go out to eat and he could pick the place. After dinner, he could decide what we did next. I expected him to ask to go to a movie or a play place with a bounce house. Instead, he surprised me by saying he wanted to play a board game. 

Such a simple and sweet request. It was clear that he was thrilled to have quality time together, just the two of us. And I loved it as much as he did. I’m looking forward to the opportunity to do it again, and a chance to have a special night with my older son, too.

Donna John
Great tip, Ann Marie Gardinier Halstead ! I got to spend most of Sunday with my son, one-on-one time. He's 23, but it never stops being important.
Ann Marie Gardinier Halstead
I love that, Donna John ! Quality time between mama and son at every age! :)
Elisa A. Schmitz 30Seconds
Yes! Did this when they were young, and also do it now. Means so much to all of us! Donna John Ann Marie Gardinier Halstead
Katie Sloan
Something so simple makes all the difference!
Pam McCormick
Yes! Thanks Ann Marie Gardinier Halstead ! TIME and full attention (no phones for parents especially) is what all kids REALLY want... :)
Ann Marie Gardinier Halstead
It really is, isn't it? So simple. :)
Toni Graham
I asked my son this week if he'd like to do anything at all this weekend. He said "spend time with Papa". I was expecting something totally different. It's so important to spend quality time with our children. When he said it my eyes filled with tears. My precious boy 😊

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