Sunday, September 7, 2014

special nights

As a whole Kaleb and I don't get too much one on one time with our bugs. We're generally all together and we like it that way. The kids enjoy each other and are truly the best of friends, so it works. Yet, we also feel it's important for them to get some alone time, so we began "special nights" last spring. One night every week, one kid gets to stay up late and be completely doted on all by their lonesome.


It is awesome! If you have little bities I would highly recommend it. They are so different when it's just them, their personalities unquestionably shine!

We had Zain's special night this week and it was so funny. He was all over the map, dragging us from one activity to the next. We shot his beebee gun, which he totally schooled me at. I could not hit the target.  Then he remembered I had balloons, so we sat in my closet blowing them up and attempting balloon animals.


The man is sheer genius with some legos, so we built all kinds of transportation vehicles. He usually doesn't care for my pretend voices, but on this night he was feeling generous and told me I could talk in whatever utterance I desired- it was on! He built while I entertained with characters and backstories, while waging a full on battle. Kaleb jumped in on the fun too and eventually it turned into a laughing ruckus, Zain an awed bystander to our theatrics.




I love this alone time with each of them and always look forward to the next one. This week is Isaac, so it's a guaranteed good time. He's been planning for the last two weeks, and sets something aside everyday to use for his night. Oh how I love these special nights, and they are just that:)

20 comments :

  1. Love this! Such a great idea!
    ~Mel

    http://girlandthepolkadot.blogspot.com/

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  2. those pics are just love!

    xx

    isa

    www.un-likely.com

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  3. What a great idea! I found the exact same thing with my kids, they are different when one or two is elsewhere. Different combinations work differently too.
    http://www.sweetwordsprettypictures.com

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  4. How lovely, love that they anticipate - and plan - for it. What a gift you have given them, that of an idyllic childhood...

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  5. Giving special nights individually is such a lovely idea. And I'm sure it makes them all feel so cherished!

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  6. i love this idea of special nights - give you the opportunity to get to you know your children as individuals, and focus on forming one-on-one bonds. such a great idea <3

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  7. This is such a sweet idea, special nights, I love it!

    prosecco in the park

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  8. I see that this had to be amazing and special night!

    http://crafty-zone.blogspot.com/

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  9. OMG! This has to be the most adorable story I've read all day! What a beautiful family, beginning with wonderful parents! Ahh-- can't wait to read more. (:

    ♥ | www.connect-the-cloths.com | xoxo
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  10. This is amazing! Emma is the same way with these nights/days!

    xx Cara
    www.carascliche.com

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  11. What a neat idea! I've hear of mommy/daddy dates, but nothing quite like this. What special bonding time!

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  12. He is absolutely precious, you sound like such great parents, and thank you for your comments on my blog--just one person liking my writing is so encouraging and makes it worthwhile :)

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  13. That is such a great idea. I wish my parents did that with me and my siblings. There is 4 of us so I know what it's like to get lost in the pack. I love how your kids plan it out. Looks like a great time.

    - Christina www.cityloveee.blogspot.com

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  14. Your blog is just a fairy-tale. Simple, fun, gorgeous. x

    Louise
    http://louiseplace.com

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  15. I love your writing style, it's like reading a beautifully written story. Beautiful pictures too, thanks for sharing.

    Reflection of Sanity

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  16. aaawww.. it's always precious times with them :)

    Animated Confessions

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  17. Awe hes so cute!
    xo
    www.laurajaneatelier.com

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  18. The way you write is so, so beautiful and you can see how much passion and thought goes into the words, the photos are equally beautiful and always look so lovely and clean.

    Beautiful post, beautiful, photos, beautiful blog! :)

    Layla xx

    www.sprinklesofstyle.co.uk

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