We started a new rotation in our family: Date Night. We picked Fridays. Corinne, being the first child, gets the first Friday of the month. Mason the second, Ethan the third, Tony and I the fourth and should there be a fifth Friday, we go on a family date. The child picks a parent and an activity. We all enjoy it so far. It gives each kid a chance to have some one-on-one time with a parent and do something that we would normally say no to. They usually pick dinner, going to an arcade, playing with animals at the pet store, a movie, etc.
One of our family dates was to play putt putt. I really don’t like putt putt. REALLY don’t like it. Somehow being with the kids made it more fun. Taking along the Woolfs made it super fun.
This month doesn’t have a 5th Friday for us to go somewhere all together. The kids are a bit sad about that, and that makes me happy. They want us to be together. I think the plan is working.