– is there difference between what you do and your spouse does with your children? Or how your parents spent time with you?
This is what the divide looks like in our family:
Hubby and kids: building stuff, Lego, science projects, figuring out how things work . And I am more than happy to let him take the kids to merry-go-rounds and other speedy-whirley-(nauseous)-entertainment.
Me and kids: more crafts & art stuff, singing&reading, crosscountry skiing
We both do: ice-skating, swimming, and bike riding. Downhill skiing, camping and hopefully more kayaking this summer.
Actually I play with legos too if asked to join a game, and hubby does crafts, reading and such with kids even on his initiative. But there is a slight difference in the emphasis on what we do. Maybe we got married with my husband since we like similar stuff…?!
So we give the kids a little different experiences and skills but lucky they have other adults in their lives too providing them with more:
- My brother takes them often to explore the forest, nature and caves and he’s taught
them to cook on a campfire.
- My mum has taken them fishing, loves baking with them and is a skilled art painter herself giving depth into techniques etc.
- My dad loves to wrestle with them and apparently provides the funniest bath entertainment.
Just to mention a few. Hopefully our children get to try a lot and will find their own passion on the way!
What did you love to do with your parents/ what do you do with your children?