Dating the Kids

Our kids are at a great age. They are independent and creative thinkers and it is really fun to talk with them about lots of things. They are becoming their own people with their own thoughts and opinions about things. They are realizing that it is ok to have different ideas than Mom and Dad.

While we love doing things together as a family we also enjoy splitting up and taking the kids on separate dates. This last weekend was kid date night. Our activities couldn’t have been more different, and I’m actually not sure who had more fun.

The oldest got to go on a very adventurous date with Dad. She went indoor skydiving! While she was very hesitant at first she tried it and had a blast. They had such a great time together. The afternoon ended with a trip to Krispy Kreme for hot donuts and even her first coffee. She is such a grown up now.


The youngest and I had an evening at the theater. We went to The Orpheum in San Francisco to see Wicked. She has wanted to see it for a long time, so she was super excited that the day had finally come. It was so much fun to see the joy on her face and the delight in her eyes with each set change and swell of the orchestra.

We love being their parents. We feel so…I don’t know what the right word is, lucky, blessed, fortunate…that we have good relationships with our girls. We can only pray that as they grow up the relationships we are building now will continue to grow.

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  1. So great to read your experiences with the girls. Yes, you are blessed. These beginning relationships of growing and learning how mom and dad think compared to their own ideas are so precious. When they see they do not have to mimic their parents they grow strong in themselves and you will enjoy these healthy relationships into their adult lives with their own children. I certainly enjoy my relationship with you Jill and with your sister. ( :

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