A couple of weeks ago, at the end of our Spring Break week, we took Connor to Bowling Green for a special day that was all about him. This was just as he was beginning to have trouble adjusting to life with a new sibling (I need to devote a whole other post to all of his new fears, his insistence on sleeping beside our bed, etc...), and we thought he needed a day alone with us.
|waking Connor up for his special day|
Afterward, we took him to see The Croods. He laughed and was enthralled the entire time, and just as the credits began to roll, I looked down at him in my lap and he was asleep.
|Jason and Connor already picked out the next movie they want to see. :)|
He slept all the way home and woke up chattering for the rest of the night about how he wanted to go back and do it all over again.
I realized that day just how much both of our children will need individual attention, and that making them each feel special is just as important as spending time together as a whole family. He has been so used to getting all of the attention that he had begun to act out as a result of having that partially taken away.
I believe fully that having a sibling will teach Connor many life lessons, including selflessness, sharing, patience, and many others, but after our outing I also know that I always want him to know that as an individual he is special as well and deserves some alone time with Jason, me, or both of us.
Despite the activities not being ones I might choose on a day to myself, I cannot imagine having a better time than the day we had with our sweet boy.