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Last weekend my 7yo asked to watch a movie with me. He wanted it to be just us. He chose the movie, a fantasy that we would both enjoy.
His brother and sister were sent upstairs a bit early.
We snuggled up on the sofa under a blanket, with juice and snacks, and we had our own movie night. We chatted and giggled. We took selfies.
It was lovely.
I’m becoming increasingly aware of how important one-on-one time is with each of my children, but particularly with my oldest. He needs time that is focused on him. He needs to feel grown up. He needs to feel heard. He needs to feel trusted. He needs to feel special.
And, I need to savour these moments, because it won’t be long before it isn’t cool to spend the evening with mum.