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Old 08-11-2004, 06:25 AM
hallmomof5 hallmomof5 is offline
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Kudos to you, Barbszy, for realizing how important 1-on-1 time is to your kids! A couple of years ago, when I was a single mom of 4, I had the same revelation, so I took a vacation day to spend with each child while the others were in daycare. Things are different now, especially with a baby ALWAYS with me. Sometimes I get up early and get one of the kids up early to share the sunrise with me...this makes for great conversations! Or, I'll take only one on errands with me after dh gets home.
These little times are great, but the kids think the best thing in the world was that one whole day for each child. They felt so important and loved! Isn't that what it's all about?
If you're wanting to stay home and still have 1-on-1 time, perhaps you could rent a movie to occupy the other children, while taking turns spending time with another. Or maybe you could swap favors with a friend or neighbor.
Taking it one day at a time.
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