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Monday, 28 May 2018

Opportunity

Our youngest went off to camp this week, and last night, our eldest went out and I suddenly realised it was "Night of Didier" again. The poor overlooked, uncomplaining child who melts my heart is celebrated & suddenly showered with one on one attention. Or even better, the rarer two on one attention.


With one vegetarian and one child going for the Guiness Book of Records for the fussiest eater, my meat loving child usually misses out unless I want to cook 4 meals a night, which is rare - go figure. And so it was, with no movies he wished to see, he chose the local chinese for Emperor Chicken (I'd offered Holy Duck and his dad was suggesting Assembly for pizza but no, simple and easy was his choice, much like him).

It's funny how traditions start. Sometimes you don't even know you've made one. Yet here it is.

Have you created a new family tradition? 


PS I noted to my partner the other day, that in a few years it will just be the fussy eater and us on holidays, so we really better try to fix her eating habits or our travel experience will be ruined!

22 comments:

  1. So nice when you get a,one time with one child !!

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  2. I love a family tradition - even if it doesn't last too long, it's just the excitement of doing something new.

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  3. What a special time and I bet your youngest had a great time too. Denyse x

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  4. How lovely! I think being an only child (to a single parent) has made me really value one on one time with my favourite people. Sometimes it’s life’s simplest pleasures that make the most magic moments!

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  5. What's seldom is wonderful ... #DreamTeam

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  6. Naaaw, this is the sweetest. And the footnote made me LOL.

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  7. My 5 year old loves dinner with Dad nights when I'm working and the teens are otherwise engaged- and she ALWAYS requests chinese!

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  8. Sounds like you have made an epic family tradition! We tend to do end of the month takeout for me and the girls when hubby is at work, it's an awesome way to celebrate payday!

    Shevy
    http://moonsomnia.com
    #Dreamteam

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  9. A bit of one on one time is always lovely! #fortheloveofBLOG

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  10. It is special having one to one time. Traditions are the best and they often start without you even noticing. Thanks for linking with the #DreamTeam this week

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  11. Special time with the kinder is good and important. It sounds like a nice tradition was born. xo #dreamteam xo

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  12. We have a few Christmas traditions and little things we do together but not many traditions yet. It's early days still for our little family thought! #kcacols

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  13. Your PS, hahaha, this is me with my youngest too!
    #teamIBOT

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  14. Popping back over from #fortheloveofBLOG

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  15. One on one time is so important and the little traditions just add to it. Thanks for linking up #twinklytuesday

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  16. Sounds like you had a lovely time with your eldest. I'd have gone for chinese too! #kcacols

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  17. It can be tricky to please everyone at once! My 3 are so difficult to please so I make sure there is always one thing on the plate they will enjoy and one they will tolerate. Thanks for linking up with #stayclassymama

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  18. One on one time is so difficult with a baby. I worry my eldest is missing out. But then I worry my youngest isn't getting the attention he needs. Mum guilt!! Amy x We Love Family Edventures #KCACOLS

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  19. we are lucky that our son will eat anything and try everything! Thanks so much for linking up at #KCACOLS. Hope you come back again next time!

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  20. That's so nice. I bet you all had a great time and he had a fabulous evening with mummy and daddy all to himself :) Thank you for sharing with #stayclassymama

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  21. They definitely get fussier as they get older! #KCACOLS

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