I had an interesting time with my son, 16, this week. You see he’s of the go-go-go group. Each day they have fishing afterschool, hanging out to do a chore together, or some other activity planned as often as I’ll let him go. The last three weeks we’ve been home alone together as his sister has been at his grandparents and his Step dad deployed to Afghanistan.
The fun news….
He has been home almost every day for long periods of time despite it being summer. Why? Because he’s enjoying time alone with Mom. We’ve cooked for his friends, we’ve had movie nights, we’ve had a water war or three in the backyard, we’ve taken our labs to the river to run…good times.
You see, it turns out that even a soon to be seventeen year old covets being with Mom…but of course child union rules prohibit that from being announced….but coming home from the second of two ten hour drives the other day after football camp….he broke the rules…”Mom, its been great spending time alone together….I’ve really enjoyed it”
I managed to not go off the road ….
Our children want us to be parents, want us to participate in their lives, want to know us
Are you making sure yours gets time with you?