Archie, being both breastfed and quite clingy has not made it easy for me to leave him, but we are finally at that stage where a little independence is welcome and I am looking forward to lots of little dates with my big boy over the winter.
This weekend, I managed to get a couple of hours alone with my toddler and it was liberating to leave the buggy and the changing bag at home and head to the park for some one on one time. We walked and we talked, we climbed, we swung, we slid and we did plenty of giggling. We enjoyed each others company and we made the most of it.
It may only be a couple of hours every once in a while, but I loved spending time with my wonderful toddler with no distractions and I could see that he loved it too.
I love my boys and our family of four, but I think it is so important to give them all that special attention too.