Have you taken your daughter (or son) on a date lately? My husband is good about taking each of our kids out on Daddy-dates pretty regularly, but I confess I am not so good at it. I can tend to get too wrapped up in “maintaining” a home, teaching my kids, establishing routines, trying to sneak in so “me” time that I neglect to make time for the more important memory-building, relationship-building times one-on-one with my kids. We will never have “more time” later. WE will always have 24 hours in each day, so I need to reconfigure how I use the time I have. I read this post today and found it to be a good reminder of what is at stake in our relationships and a prod to get me thinking again about how I can show my kids that I love them by taking time for them. I hope it encourages you, too!
Dating Your Daughters June 22, 2011