One of the things I really want to do more of this year is giving each of my kids some time with us alone. It is a really hard thing to accomplish because our schedules are so busy and we have 3 kids. I often feel guilty if I leave 2 at home while doing something with the third. I never want any of my kids to think I am giving undivided attention to one at the expense of the others. But, I am beginning to realize that if I even the time out, it is possible. But most of all, it is important. It is crucial that each of them have time alone with us doing something that THEY want to do.
So, we are going to do just that. Last night we went to a vegetarian restaurant with our vegetarian daughter. Tonight we are going to see Gnomio and Juliet with our 8 year old. A movie that I personally have not interest in seeing, at all. But, her feelings are what matter on this one night that she has both of her parents to herself. We did draw the line on McDonald's though. I just can't eat there. The food truly grosses me out, so we are eating tacos at home instead before we head out to the movies.