It is rare to just get time with one kid by themselves. There are times if I am running to the store I might just take Timothy, or if Tim is running to rent a game or movie, he might just take Mason. Sometimes it's fun for them to just get out without the other's. And it's amazing for me to interact with them alone.
Mason also is slower with talking, and I am guessing a lot of it is due to having an older brother talk for him. Or get him whatever he wants. A while ago I took Mason to the grocery store with me, just him and I. It was amazing to hear him talk the whole time we were gone. He just talked and talked and talked. Because he could without be talked over, or talked for!
Since the 2 boys take 1 nap a day at the same time, its rare to get that quiet alone time with one of them. Especially because Taylor is usually up too. But yesterday Taylor was napping and Timothy was napping, and Mason had already had his nap so he was up alone!
We did all kinds of things! We read books.
I let him play with Timothy's Wonder Colors. HE didn't have to fight with anyone, he didn't have the markers snatched out of his hands. There was no screaming and crying!
We colored, with crayons AND markers. I don't usually do that unless Taylor is napping. And the last time I got crayons out for both the boys A LOT of screaming and fight ensured! But not this time!
We played games, read some more books, and then Timothy was up!
It is always nice to get that one on one time with each of your children, especially the middle child who always seems to get left out! And I could tell that Mason was happy for that time too, and to see him happy made me smile!
If you have more than one child, how do you get that one on one time?? I would love to hear any suggestions!
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