I’ve been meaning to write this for a while and I just haven’t. It popped back up in my mind again with all the stuff surrounding my son and school so here’s something that we did that was great.
I have a husband, son and Daughter. Usually the boys tend to want to stay home and my daughter and I go out shopping. She also likes to help me clean, and cook and we’ll just hang in bed and read. When we go shopping we usually go to a couple stores and she likes to look around and push the cart. My son does not enjoy going to more than one store and even then, he’s on the look out for something for himself. My husband doesn’t really care. He’ll come shopping if we all go, or he can stay home and hang out.
A couple months ago my Son was invited to a birthday party and hour and a half away. This birthday boy is one of his friends from preschool. There are 3 of them and we try to get them together a couple times a year. After preschool we bought a house in Norwalk, one boys parents already lived in Stamford (where the preschool was) and the other boy ended up moving a few years ago to Jersey. Anyway, I said sure! We would go, rent a hotel room and go to the party and then hang out the next morning before heading home. Then my husband could have a daddy daughter day too.
We left on a Saturday morning. I was so anxious driving down there. Honestly, I think it was because we always travel as a unit. There are 4 of us and we travel in a 4 pack. I was on the highway and my chest was fluttering and I just felt so weird leaving the other half of my family. So anxious… Is that weird??? It settled down some about a half hour in. We got down to the hotel and got lunch. We checked in and hung out for a little bit. Then we headed to the birthday party. Afterwards, we went out to the diner with the preschool crew and then back to the kid who lived there’s house for a couple hours. It was nice, the boys had a lot of fun.
We headed back to the hotel. My son and I went for a late swim and then went back to the room and did mad libs. We were cracking up. The next morning we went for an early swim and then had some breakfast before meeting up with his preschool friend for a few hours and then heading home…
We had a blast. I swear it made us closer and we even seem to argue way less. I think I am going to start planning at least a yearly mini trip with just my boy. It was so nice to focus all my attention on just him and relax.
Anyone else do mini trips with just one child? Do you enjoy them too? Where have you gone?