Coffee Date – head to your local coffee shop, grab you some caffeine (them too if they’re old enough) and a kids vanilla steamer and just talk.Sporting Event – Whether it’s football, baseball or car racing, we have some great options for catching a game or event.So I casually mentioned that it was nice their dad had a grown-up he could spend time with and left it at that. I really wanted to say "Is she completely stupid for wanting to date him?
", "Why are the kids involved so soon if it isn’t serious? "Now, of course who he dates really isn’t any of my business as I don't exactly tell him who I'm dating — but I rarely introduce our children to them.
However, our children go to a very small religious school; this is not something to be taken lightly.
But I did hear those words, in stereo, as my twin daughters let me know as soon as they knew.
Numerous scenarios went through my head, such as "What if it gets serious?
This fall we’ll be catching our favorite football team, with a day of tailgating! To try something new, you can hit up the drive-in and play a little mini golf (2 birds with 1 stone!
) If to the movies doesn’t work, have an in night, rent a movie, hit the dollar store for some movie candy, pop some popcorn and snuggle up on the sofa.
There's nothing worse than hearing "Daddy is dating Megan’s mom".
No matter who you are, you dread it when you find out your ex is with someone else.
After I was separated and divorced, I did not date for more than a year. Trying to form new relationships would have taken time and energy away from my kids during a time when their lives were still chaotic and confusing. My children needed time to let go of the hope their dad and I would get back together.
With my focus on them, my children were reassured they were my priority. All children harbour this hope during a divorce because their family has fractured. I started to eat healthier, sleep more and exercise regularly.
Honestly it’s not something I do near enough, but find it to be a special time that allows them some one on one attention, that is so very important and rare in our hectic schedules.