Skip to main content

Jack's Night Out: Big Hero 6

So we're trying this thing where each of our boys gets a Friday Treat-Night out with either Mum or Dad each month. The idea is to create some proper one-on-one quality time for our kids coz, you know, it's not easy being part of a family of 6 and getting real quality time with someone else in that family... I've tied myself if knots and felt like the worst mum in the world trying (and failing) to give them all an hour specifically to each child every day - all but impossible on a school day and worse if I'm working too. It was clearly the wrong approach!

Image shamelessly stolen from insidethemagic.net
Now we do this: Jack get's the 1st Friday of the month, Tom has the 2nd, George the 3rd, and when he's old enough Freddie will get the 4th. Occasionally there is a 5th Friday - but unless someone is willing to baby sit the four of them so me and the Hubs can have a night out (unlikely!!!) that will be a week off! If the Friday clashes with something else - like a birthday - it will be swapped for another day that week.

Jack chose to have his first Treat Night with me (Love him!) and to go to the cinema. He had a look at what was on and chose Big Hero 6. We went straight from school, walked there chatting together and messing about on the cycle track, and ordered a hotdog each to eat while we watched. We snuck in our own drinks and popcorn too! WHAT AN AWESOME MOVIE! We laughed, we cried, we hugged each other during the sad bits, we loved every moment... and then we walked home again, chattering away about what a BRILLIANT movie it is.

Waiting for the movie to start - with a big fat hotdog!
It was lovely. Jack had a great time. I had a great time. And we have (hopefully) made a great memory he can keep with him for ever. So much better than a forced daily hour when he'd rather play on his Kindle, or a promised hour that never happens because the baby is poorly or someone has a tantrum, or where I have to repeatedly turn my other kids away in order to get one-on-one time with one of them... I should have started doing this years ago!

Next week.... Tom is going to Pizza Hut with Daddy for a pizzary feast!

(I think we're going to have to find cheaper trips out to chuck into the mix!)



Facebook has changed it’s policy for posts to Facebook pages like mine. They are only showing posts to a few likers unless I pay to boost the views. Since I don't earn money from my blog (or at least not much, not even enough to buy one posh a coffee a week) I wont be doing that. The best way to make sure you will see my blog posts is to subscribe by email up there on the right. I usually only email once a week and include an invitation to my blog hop so you can share your posts too. 

 You can also go to my page, hover over the “liked” button and select get notifications. Then you will see my posts and status updates in your notifications. Mumma Walker on Facebook

Comments

Popular posts from this blog

Dress Shopping

Yay! Another thing of the list - two things actually because I'm certain I have the right replacement shoes for me too!

Drove down to Mum's this morning, picked her up and drove over to Jacquie's, and from there the three of us and Jac's two daughters headed over to the Trafford Centre.

It turned out to be a really easy shopping trip - and surprisingly quick too!

First off, Debenhams. The first dresses we saw for child bridesmaids looked just about perfect. Little ivory dresses with chiffon type fabric over the skirt and little flowers embroidered on the top. This means that they are the same ivory as my dress, and have some green included too which makes them ideal. And they had Caitlin & Mia's sizes too. The girls tried them on, with co-ordinating shoes, and looked brilliant! We looked at others, but none of them came close so we had them put aside and moved onto the next shop.

Monsoon had a sale on, and we were hopeful, but nothing was quite right. They had plen…

Tom's 1st Jujitsu Grading

It's that time of year again! Jack and Tom have been preparing for their grading since September. Jack is used to the whole process now, but for Tom it was the first time. This time we were taking Jack's friend Rory with us - he goes to a different school but does jujitsu with the same club.

Tom was trying for his first belt which is white. Rory was going for orange, and Jack was going for blue.

As usual parents can't stay to watch, so after dropping the three of them off I went for a wander to get some steps in for my own fitness (and a coffee and mince pie) with Freddie. In the freezing cold and bitter wind of Morecambe in December! Lucky old Hubby and Georgie stayed at home in the warm! Freddie didn't rate it at all - if he wasn't still 100% a boobie baby I wouldn't have dragged him out in it and left him home in the warm too.

When I got back to the school and queued up to get in and watch the belts be awarded I wound up chatting with another mum. We got on…

Bath night with these two horrors!

via Instagram http://bit.ly/2Mk2VS0