Sunday, June 15, 2008

Quality Time

As a mother of 5 I am often asked how I get enough quality time with each of my children. To me, this is a no brainer. We just make sure we take time out to spend one-on-one time with each of our children. If you watch Jon & Kate Plus Eight, you may have realized that they have also started this. One of the twins wanted her ears pierced, so they took her to the mall then to lunch and dessert. One of the sextuplets likes animals, so they took him to a wild animal park. Whether it be something extravagant, like a concert or sporting event:

Scott was able to take Chris and Jess to "The Swamp" at UF.

I took Jess to see "High School Musical on Ice"

or something as simple as going to Wal-Mart or the mall,

the kids have always enjoyed their one-on-one time.

It doesn't matter if you have 1 child or 10, quality, one-on-on time is very important for each of them. Make sure you take time out and get that time. It also doesn't matter the age. At 19 months, Sean and Owen still enjoy getting that time. And I love the feeling of being able to take just one of them to the grocery store.

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