Wednesday, January 25, 2006

Balancing Fun and Parent Time.

I feel much guilt.

How do you balance fun? Lately I have had the opportunity to spend some time doing fun things with Liam. First the hockey tourney, then the Sen’s game… and now we are having a Company Fun Day at a local ski hill. We are allowed to take our kids. The problem is I don’t think Aiden has the stamina to do a whole day event (I am not sure that Liam does either) including some lessons I was going to put him in.

And this does not even factor in the youngest.

So how do you balance the fact that one is older than the other, and is able to do more, but the younger seems to be getting the short end of the stick?

p.s. Yvonne is going to take Aiden and a friend to the 67’s game this Friday night.

5 Comments:

At 11:43 AM, Blogger Mommy abroad said...

Holy blogs batman....

 
At 12:21 PM, Blogger Garrad said...

I have a lot to say... speaking of saying nothing. Did you have any comments that might help with the guilt?

 
At 6:23 PM, Anonymous krys said...

I think the key is to try to meet the needs of each child at each stage. You do 7 year old things with the oldest, 4 year old things with the middlest and 2 year old things with the youngest, and of course try to do lots of family stuff to. When L. was 4, he didn't get to spend the day skiing (or whatever) and even if A. thinks he is big enough to do everything the oldest does, the reality is that he is 3 years younger. I don't think it is fair to expose children to activities, tv shows or games or whatever too early either. It robs them of living for the age that they are. Do something special with A. and K. that is appropriate for them - that L. may not be interested in.
Unfortunately, the younger ones always want to do what the oldest are doing, but it is not always in their best interest.
And I know you have an endless amount of free time to accomplish all this.
Do I ramble or what???

 
At 3:54 AM, Blogger Yoda's Papa said...

Crack open the 360 at every opportunity...

 
At 5:43 AM, Anonymous grandmaman said...

and you will feel guilty no matter what you do anyway. What goes round comes round...remember, "don't go Mommy"?

 

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