Recently, Mr. Native Texan and I decided to schedule a once-a-month Date Night with our kids.
We’d been noticing some negative trends in our family dynamics, and have been feeling a lack of quality time with the boys might be the culprit. Now that our homeschooling is in full swing, most days at home are occupied with lessons, kitchen responsibilities and other household tasks.
And honestly, being a task-oriented person means that it’s super-hard for me to pause and focus on people, including my kids. That’s a hard thing to admit, but it’s true! I do work at making time each day for each boy, but it’s getting harder and harder now that we have “real” work to do during the day.
Since we have only two kids, it works well for each parent to take one child on the same night. We’re still brainstorming a list of ideas for Date Nights with our boys, but here’s what we’ve thought of so far.
Kathleen Henderson is the Yankee behind the Homestead, where she keeps up with Mr. Native Texan, three busy boys, a large dog, an assortment of chickens and an organic garden on three beautiful acres in Northern Virginia. Yankee Homestead is where she organizes her tips, tricks and resources for a healthy life. Favorite topics include real food recipes, gluten-free living, essential oils and home remedies, all things natural and nontoxic, plus mommy musings and homeschooling resources. Find out more on the About page