It was so nice and definitely time well spent. We talked - really talked - about everything from books we are reading and want to read, music and movies, to what's been going on with her friends and at school. I'm glad that we both share a love of reading and that she actually wants to discuss books together. One of the reasons that I read so many young adult books is that it connects me to my daughter and gives us something to share. I love that she wants to tell me things about her friends and her day. We talked about her classes and which classes she might take next year as a high school senior. She made me smile and laugh, and, well, she made my day!
Having four kids, it's not always easy to get that one-on-one time with them. Something as simple as an afternoon in the car together gave me the perfect opportunity to do just that with my daughter. As my kids get older (12, 14, 16, and 19), I realize even more how precious our time is together. It will be a mere blink of an eye and before I know it, they will be grown up and ready to leave the nest. But, for now, this mama bird intends to cherish every single second.
What about you? For those of you with children, how do you get your quality time with them?