Today’s idea for connecting with kids is courtesy of my friend Jodie. Jodie has four young children, like me, which means she finds the same delight in a solo trip to the grocery store and also has a purse full of toy cars/crayons/used tissues/things that have been pulled out of people’s noses. Though that last one might be just me.
Jodie told me that she gives each of her children a Kid’s Choice Day. On that day, the assigned kid gets to pick what everyone’s doing (within reason, naturally) and…everyone does it. In the above picture, the kids went to “The Cat Park,” which I believe is a park located next to a house with a cat in it (I was hoping it was like a dog park, only with cats roaming everywhere ignoring each other and being snooty, but apparently that’s not a thing. Yet.)
So each kid gets a chance to pick the day’s activity and on the last day — Mom gets a turn. Everyone feels important when they decide what the entire family is doing. And everyone’s exposed to different ideas and activities.
Learning more about each other. Spending the day together. A great way to connect.
This post is part of a series on connecting simply with your children. Nothing expensive. Nothing complicated. Simple.