The little one and I had some special time alone recently - a rare occasion. I decided we needed to do something really fun.
I can't tell you how much she loved this. The letter in the cubby house mailbox, dressing up, the character changes, the secret preparations and then the fun of decorating and eating!
There were no rules, I just gave her the biscuits, different colours of icing and some lollies. No, the biscuits aren't home baked but it was way too hot for baking.
Perfect to enjoy with a milk shake at the end.
We polished off our special time with a very long Enid Blyton reading session with no interruptions from other children, she had all my attention. She loved it.
It's not an easy task, particularly if you have a large family, to allow one on one time, but I feel it's something really worthwhile. You get to spend time with one child, they get your full attention (a real novelty in this house!) and you enjoy each other's company in a way that feels really special, it's like a mini retreat!