I finally feel like I'm getting back to "normal"... whatever that might be! I feel pretty good, I'm getting sleep at night (LOVE me some L-Tryptophan), and the weather is, though hot, nice enough for us to be out and about.
Yesterday we had a special walk with some fellow homeschool friends. We hiked the trail at the park nearest to our house. He-Man had drawn a picture of a flower for his friend and this was a huge deal because the only picture he'd ever drawn before was of Mike Wazowski. While we walked the trail we saw some neat things... including this little guy. The kids really enjoyed checking him out and then moving him off the trail in order to prevent him from being stomped on.
Today the boys had appointments with our pediatrician (He-Man has to see a plastic surgeon next week in order to have some scar tissue removed from his mouth and Draykie was prescribed Nystatin for this thrush we seem to have). Lately He-Man has been acting out and begging for some "alone time" with me. This is difficult to achieve but today was the perfect chance for me to drop the Donut off with her grandma and then take He-Man out for a date. I made a big deal about it. He got to pick what we did so we went to Dooley's Donut Cafe and shared a donut stuffed with chocolate and four donut holes. Yum. We also made friends with the lady behind the counter and blessed her (and vice versa) by chatting and getting to know one another. She even took our picture! Do you find that your children behave much better when they are one on one? I find that my kids are entirely different people when their sibling is not around. It's so hard to find time for that special time with both big kids but I know that it's super important.
How do you find time to have a date with your children individually?