Quality time

This post inspired by Modern Father Online's Darrel's comment on my last post  

Those of you who have more than one kid know the challenge of spending time with your kids. I don't mean spending time with all of your kids, because that's not tough (most of the time.

The challenge I'm writing about today is spending quality, one-on-one time with each of your kids. There is always another kid or two who wants to tag along. And you usually give in because you love your kids (and they whine and cry and whine until you give in).

Next time. screw that. Yesterday I took our youngest with me to the store. In the eyes of the twins, I was either leaving and never coming back or I was never going to take them anywhere again. We only had a few things to do and all in town, so my wife only had to endure the breakdown, tears and yelling for a little while.

Fortunately, things went much better on our end. No tears, no yelling, just smiles and laughs, hugs and hand holding. What started as e holding her hand because I love to while I still can, turned into her yelling "HAND!" every time we got back into the car (I was OK with it). That is, until the wind happened. In my car, the back windows go down all the way. That meant that once we started driving, she got the feeling of wind in her hair. Her hair is starting to get long, so it blows around her head with the wind in her car seat. Next thing I hear is giggles and "It tickles!"

After that fun outing, I've decided that I'm going to take some time with each of my kids, just them. I'm not sure what I'll do with each of the twins, but I'm sure we'll have a blast