It is fairly new for us. As a regular deal, we've been doing it for
maybe the last 3 or 4 months.
Our kids love it, I know.
But, here is why I love dating.
I love the focus, the lack of distractions.
It gives me a space to really just enjoy who they are.
On our outing, I look at all those sweet,
maybe "childish" things that they do & smile.
My Moira dancing & singing in the produce section of the grocery store is delightful
when it is just us.
If I have the whole gang, I have to ask her to stay close, hold onto the cart,
so she doesn't get separated.
Gillian can talk & talk & talk & talk to me
without the concerns of no one else getting a turn to talk.
When we are on a date, it is just us.
When Peyton & I are out together, I can tune into his quiet & subtle sense of humor.
I can take notice of it all because it is just me & him.
I know I need these times to know them well as individuals & build connections.
I love knowing my kids through parent-child dates.
**Exploring the knowing of our children in a little blog series.
Post number one is here.
(The Daddy & I take turns through the rotation of the 3 big kids. He doesn't take the camera with him though...
He needs to figure that one out. Embrace the Camera!)