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.