As soon as we found out our first child was a girl we started thinking about how we could maintain a close relationship with her throughout life. It was especially important to us that she have a good relationship with her Daddy. He is her example of her heavenly Father here on earth.
One of the means we are using is Daddy Dates. Du tries to take the girls out once a week to spend time with him. As they get older he’ll start talking to them about life and about boys. How boys should treat them and what they should expect from them. Reagan already loves these dates and would rather go on a Daddy Date than almost anything else.
Today I got to go on my own Daughter Date with her. Today was her first Daisy meeting (of the Girl Scouts) and we were going to see the play Charlotte’s Web. Reagan loves going to live performances so she was pretty excited about it…not to mention that she was officially joining up with the Girl Scouts. After the play we stopped by Starbucks for some iced chai lattés and a snack. We talked about the play and about other little girl talk and then went home. I enjoyed being able to spend one-on-one time with her (where I wasn’t being asked to pretend to be something, like a dog or a pony, or to treat her like a dog or a pony).
Daughter Dates are so easy to do. They don’t require a lot of forethought (at this stage) and the girls love just spending individual time with the parents. I think it fosters a deeper connection with each other as well. At least I like to think that.