Do you have kids that stay home while other kids are at school? Do those kids have trouble not being able to do the same things as them?
My daughter Sophia has had a tough time recently. She sees how much fun her sister Katie is having since she started Kindergarten. Katie has been to birthday parties, had fun events at school, and had play dates with friends.
Sophia has been to a birthday party from a girl in her Preschool class back in October. The party was at the movie theater and she watched the My Little Pony movie. She had lots of fun at the party.
There was a math and movie night we went to at Katie’s school. Katie got a math game with play dough when we first went in. Sophia was really quite when we sat down before we got our pizza. She said she was really mad at that teacher for not giving her the play dough and game. Sophia just wanted to be included in that part of the fun.
Katie has gone over to couple of her good friend’s houses and they also have come to our house. Sophia was a little upset of the good times Katie was having with her friends. She wanted the girls from her Preschool class to come over. Sophia got to feel a little better this past week after she was able to play with two of Katie’s friends at our house. One of the girls also loves dinosaurs. Now Sophia says she has a dinosaur buddy.
To help Sophia to feel better, I wanted to take some time to do something special together. I told her we could do anything she wanted to do. She said she wanted to play with play dough.
We did a quick clean up in the morning and after lunch ran an errand. We picked up some cake pops and went back home.
When we got back home, there was plenty of time to play before it was time to pick up Katie from school. Plus Elizabeth was taking a nap. It was the perfect time for Sophia and I to have our special daughter and Mommy time.
Sophia started out by making fun designs in her play dough and cutting it into stripes. I grabbed a container of play dough and started playing with her. We made butterflies, worms, stars, etc.
We even took some pictures together. As I was trying to get Sophia to smile, she started to get silly. We ended up with couple crazy pictures too. She even licked me in one.
We had so much fun together with just the two of us. I definitely want to have more special times with just Sophia. She goes to Preschool couple afternoons a week, but next year when she starts kindergarten, she will be gone all day. So I need to take the time I have with her during the day and make it memorable.
What kind of special moments do you have with your kids? Do you spend one on one time with each kid?
This post is part of a post series called Life of Parenthood, which is on the subject of parenting. I’ll talk about any adventures we have with our girls to motherhood experiences to fun and games for children to featuring mommy bloggers.
33 thoughts on “Daughter + Mommy Time”
It sounds like you both had a wonderful time! I need to make time for this more often, as my little one is feeling those pangs of jealousy as well. She wants so much to be a big girl, and go to school like her brother. I think this special one on one time would help her tremendously!
We sure did! We have some more fun planned for today! Hope the special time with your daughter helps her!
Such precious time together! They grow up so fast. Sophia is lucky to have a mom that sets aside special time just for her.
They sure do! Sometimes that is what they need. Just a little time with just them. Sophia is the middle child, so I think she sometimes feels lost in the middle so to speak.
Very sweet! Lately we’ve been loving going to down to the basement where my son can ride his tricycle and I’ll workout alongside him. Any time spent bonding and engaging with our littles is time well spent 🙂
I bet he enjoys that! My girls love exercising with me too when I do it. Great bonding time.
I can see the love between you, it’s beautiful! Sophia is such a cutie! She’s lucky to have such an attentive mother! ❤
I had some more fun this afternoon with Sophia and her younger sister, Elizabeth. 15 minutes full of being silly.
I really try to make time for both my littles individually. It’s amazing what a little undivided, special attention can do. Love these cute pictures too!
Thanks! Sometimes all they need is some special bonding time with you.
I remember growing up with my siblings how jealous I’d be when my older brother got to do something I didn’t. I think you’ve done a wonderful thing spending quality time with your little one so she knows how special she is
Thanks! I’m the youngest in my family, so I definitely know how it felt. There is always something to do, but I believe it is very important to take that time and do something special with your kids. Both all together and by themselves.
I work from home so spending time with my son happens every day. Though, I do have to make a conscious effort to spend concentrated, US time instead of getting distracted by things to do. I always take advantage of those moments to just play with him on the floor or snuggle with a book. These are precious moments and I don’t want to let them pass me by too quickly! ❤
Time definitely goes by way to quick. Then you think, “Where did the time go?” My youngest is almost two and enjoying her being little. She is already changing so much. Love everything about her.
I try to spend some time one on one with each my kids, but that can be super hard. But those moments when you get to, are truly so much fun and amazing.
It can be hard. I agree those moments can be very memorable. Your child will remember that you took that time to spend some time with them.
Awe, so glad you got that mommy & daughter time in! They grow up so fast! – Jennifer | https://maunelegacy.com
I could have been doing something else, like dishes, but I wanted that special time with just us.
How sweet! I’m sure she loved your time together! I could play with Play-Doh for hours, myself! 🙂
Play dough is definitely fun. You can be very creative in what you make.
Have only one daughter – 3 year old and yes we too love doing some finger painting some times clay sometimes cutting papers and sticking it on paper and coloring it up..It does become messy sometimes but we do love it 🙂
Once my youngest daughter got paint on the wall. lol I was able to wash it off. That is why I by washable paint. Especially when they get paint on their clothes.
I work from home so weekends i ensure i spend time with her…we end up doing some finger painting sometimes she also likes to cut in some pictures and then stick it in her books and colour it….
Doing art together is definitely fun. My girls love it. We have a big stack of paper that they can grab and draw whatever they want.
Aw this is so sweet! I can’t imagine how tough it must be for Sophia seeing her sister with her new school friends. It’s great that you took some time to make her feel extra special.
Sophia actually asked the other day if Katie’s friends were coming over again. She wanted to play with them.
This is so helpful! My oldest is in preschool and my youngest mostly naps when he’s home just with me. But next year will be another story!
It is definitely an adjust for the next child. What’s always the worse is when they can’t do what their sibling is doing when they really want to.
You and your daughter’s pics together are so cute. I love spending time with my girls. My middle daughter is really into doing makeup and pampering stuff… girls night, she calls it. As they say, the days are long but the years are short, so I do my best to spend the time now! Great post.
Thanks so much! We love to have a girls time as well. My girls love to fix my hair. I grab all of my combs and they comb my hair. They also love to put clips in my hair and style it.
Yes! My oldest is in school and my twins are home with me. I always try to take time with each kiddo to make them feel important and not like they’re missing anything. Most often it’s the oldest that wants to be home with us hehe!
My oldest loves being at home too. It’s definitely her favorite place. I think it’s a first born type of thing.