Boyfriend bought a chemistry set for Josh. It’s really cool (kinda scary) and tonight we retrieved the lad and brought him over to do some experiments. I tagged along for dinner and ice cream, but during sciencetime I busied myself with other chores and let them have their space.
When it comes to one-on-one activities, Josh and I usually find ourselves reading books while Drake and Boyfriend gracefully ride some kind of boards. It was nice to see Josh and his dad spend some quality time together- just the two of them. And even better: it was educational and Josh was totally engaged. Yay!
One-on-one time is difficult after a divorce. I remember missing it when my own parents divorced- there were no more impromptu late night pancakes with my dad. Instead, we had group breakfasts on Saturday mornings at the local diner (to which I usually wore my black sweatpants and my boyfriend’s football jersey… just remembering…). Con: less time for Just Me And My Dad. Pro: The rare one-on-one moments were noticed- never taken for granted.
Other thoughts on this topic? Parents of multiple children, do you encourage one-on-one time? If so, how? Adult children of divorce, do you have any memories to share?