Having 5 kids comes with its own challenges. Some of which include treating the kids all the same while giving them something special. So, I invented to the secret treat. The kids don’t know when it will happen or expect it. When I take one of the kids to a friend’s house and I bring another kid with me to drop the other off, I will sometimes get them a special treat such as a DQ. It isn’t every time, but, I try to do something special for that kid. I have noticed that I feel like I am connecting better with each child. When we get our secret treat, I have special one on one time with that child. Our conversations are more in depth and I feel like we are connecting on a deeper level. I know this act is something small. What is nice is I don’t feel rushed when we are enjoying the 30 minutes of quality time together. Parenting doesn’t come with a manual or a set of rules that guide us. I am always trying to be creative and invent ways to help me and the kids connect. When they grow up, I want them to remember these special moments. I want them to know I tried to be there and made an effort to get to know them. Life is a classroom and we are the students. Learning in my opinion doesn’t stop as soon as we graduate high school or college. The day I stop learning is the day I stop living.
Have a delicious day!!!!!!!!!