Wooohooo! Today is in the top 5 favorite days of the year. It is the day my oldest son, Michael, and I are leaving for our annual father-son-only vacation.
This idea came from an EO colleague who suggested that the best way to build quality relationships with your children is to give them several days of dedicated one-on-one time in a different city, on a vacation designed just for the two of you. I started it last year when Michael was 5 and we went on a 3 day trip to DC. It was a blast! He still talks about it and we both took home great memories. It is an amazing time to just be out of the routine, away from distractions, away from the norm of life and only have each other to be with. I learn so much about him, and was so gratified to see him soaking up the world… to see him appreciating and AMAZED with things that I get sick of (escalators, airport trains, bag claims, taxis).
Oh, and STATUES! The boy is amazed at statues. He wants to sit beside them all and draw them, while I’ve always thought they are neat decorations and probably some tax dollars wasted. But to appreciate statues like Michael gives me a whole new appreciation for life.
See you next week!