Let’s be honest about it, having a kid is never easy at the best of times, and having more than one can feel overwhelming! But, it is important to make time for our kids and to give them the interaction with both mommy and daddy. You play a big role in helping to shape your children’s futures, and the time you spend with them now is going to help shape the people they become.
So, it is important that they get to enjoy a day out with dad, where they can hang with you, help you, and do things with you. Yes, it might be difficult to work this into your schedule, but there are certain things you can do that are going to help with this. Here are some ideas for ways to make the kids more a part of your schedule, and to ensure that they get the time to enjoy a day out with dad.
Plan it Out
You will find that the best course of action is often to plan things out in advance. Having a written record and a definitive plan of how the day is meant to pan out is important for helping things go smoothly. The fact is, sometimes things are much clearer and better organized with a bit of planning. You’ll be able to schedule things in, and this is going to help a lot when the day arrives. You can set a target to aim for, and this will allow you to spend more quality time together with the kids moving forward. Planning out a chaotic day is often the best way to ensure that you ease the stress of it and that you can focus more on what matters – spending as much time together as possible.
Work Your Chores into the Day
No matter how together your life is, you’re always going to have errands and chores as a dad. If you have a day off, or you work from home, you’re likely to spend a fair amount of your days carrying out chores and errands, and this is important. But, you can get clever with it, and work your chores into the day and get the kids to help out. Got to go grocery shopping? Bring them along! Need to fix up the shed in the backyard? Get them to help you! Kids love being involved and feeling like they’re helping out with projects, so this is an excellent way of making sure you combine both, for maximum effect.
Get Out of the House
The worst thing for a lot of kids is to be cooped up in the house all day, going stir crazy and driving you mad. So, why not use the opportunity to take them out and get out of the house for a while. Your daily exercise routine can morph into a day out with the kids. Make a full day of it, and maybe take a little mini trip to the beach or the park. You could consider getting bikes or checking out hoverboard or skateboard designs that would be great for you and the kids. A day out gives everyone the chance to let their hair down and spend some quality time together.
These are just a few of the great ideas you can use to help fit the kids into your schedule. It is important that they get to spend quality time with you, and even if you are busy, these hacks will help you make time for them, and fit them around your schedule.