Dad Time

Due to the fact that I have been unwell, we are going on close to three weeks of Immy and I spending A LOT of time at home.  With me unable to do much more than sit on the couch, there has been lots of calling upon quiet time activities, my moments for Mum, too much screen time and snippets of time outdoors where I can just sit in a chair in the sun (weather permitting).

Needless to say, Immy was somewhat relieved when Saturday rolled around, as she knows that that means Dad 101 is not at work! They had made grand plans for a morning building castles at the beach and time for a swim. That is one of their favourite ways to spend time together.

And they then decided that Sunday morning they would head for the zoo, Immy’s choice and one of her favourite places to visit. I may just have been a little bit jealous that I was too sick to join them!

It was wonderful that they had this time to spend together, just the two of them. Too often our weekends are filled with chores and other commitments that leave less time for just hanging out together or heading out on special adventures. Just being present in the moment together. Having fun. It makes me wonder, what could be more important than that?

How do you and your children (or your partner and your children) usually choose to spend special time together? Do you have particular activities that your children enjoy with one parent?

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  1. Margaret Elvis says:

    So many modern dads are just so comfortable being just that…dads; but more than that they are dads that recognise their children need time with them as well as with mum. Great that her dad could take Immy out for both of them to have enjoyment in the company of the other. Hopefully you will soon be well enough to enjoy those outings with them. xx

  2. I hope you feel better soon!

  3. What a positive way to look at it.. and it is great for her to get some time with her dad. I hope you are feeling well enough to join them soon.
    Right now is a very busy time of year for my husband, so it’s just me and the boys a lot of the time. I am trying to remember to use this time to do some things that will make some lasting memories with them.

  4. Hi Christie…I m Ashu Very new to ur blog.Well we spend time as family visiting farmlands and nursery to our place,our place is surrounded with lots of greenary around.

    Wish you best of health .Looking frwd to see your more and more activity.

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