Time flies when you’re a full-time employee and a parent. One day, you’ll realize that your little boy or girl is all grown up and about to head off to college. Before the inevitable comes, it’s important to make the most out of your time together.
It can be challenging to make quality time during the work week between office work and soccer games, so why not make all weekend that you’re free extra special? There are so many ways you can do to make a weekend memorable and special. You just need to be extra creative when choosing an activity. If you’re searching for some good ones, check out our recommendations below:
Take your kids to visit relatives. Not only can you make your relatives happy, but you’ll also enhance family communication. Visiting a relative, especially grandparents can be a very enjoyable trip for your kids. Before going, it’s a good idea to bring a gift, a dessert like fruitcake, or the classic orchids flowers are favorites for instance. Add fun by asking your kids to decide what to bring with you.
They’ll be able to play with gramps, grandma, perhaps get to know and play with their cousins, or bond with other relatives. What’s a better way to teach them the importance of family?
Purchase a boat or an RC car. Perfect for those hours of fun in the sun. Most children will love the chance to get behind the wheel for once. Why not buy one or two and have a race? If you live near a pond or lake, the RC boat will provide a great water game activity. Be sure to pack a delicious picnic snack and enjoy the entire afternoon.
Go to a sports game. Let’s say a baseball game. Even if you’re not a big spots fan, it will still be a great time to bond with your child. You can also alternate between watching the game, eating snacks, and people watching. It’s okay to buy cheaper tickets anyway, your kid will love being seated high above the field.
Take them to the zoo. An incredibly fun and educational activity. If you have the time, arrange a full tour around the facility so that you’ll both learn some interesting facts about the animals as well as the zoo’s operations, like feedings or the baby animals.
Try fishing. Another classic way to spend your weekend with your kids. If you don’t own a boat, you can rent/borrow one or have just as much fun fishing from the shore. Be sure to bring plenty of snacks and a radio for laidback music while waiting for a snag.
Go for a skate. Roller or ice-skating. Your choice. During the wintertime, take your kids skating for a fun treat instead of spending all of your weekends cooped up indoors. Visit the local rink, grab some snacks and start gliding on the snow.
Never let your weekends zoom by without spending quality time with your son or daughter. Through this, you’ll be laying the foundations for a healthy parent-child relationship into the future.