Just the Two of Us!

Crevette and I spent the day in London, just me and him, for the first time in ages. In fact, as we were chatting about it on the train, we could not even remember when we had last spent a day together. That bad…

It is really important for me to find time for one-to-one moments with each of my children, and I was doing a wonderful job at it (if I might say so myself) when I had two children. I would take them to their swimming lessons on their own once a week, and on alternate Sundays, I would take one of them to Central London for a bit of fun and quality time together.

With more children and less money coming in, it is getting more difficult to organise it all if I have to be honest. It does not mean I would have it any other way. Absolutely not. I am incredibly lucky to have four children. I love the hustle and bustle, the busy household, the fun, the laughter, the fights…

I do lots of things with the kids, and not always with all of them there, but generally, they end up being paired up. A day in the park, meeting with friends or party generally involves everyone, so does a bike ride – scooter and pram for the youngest two, walking briskly for me! A theatre trip tends to be for the oldest two, playgroups are for the youngest two. I still take all four children swimming every Sunday, and that means spending time in the pool with each one of my girls (Crevette swims on his own).

Today was a really special day. Crevette and I drove away from home together, had a quick chat in the car, parked at the station and took the train to London. We walked, talked a lot and generally enjoyed each other’s company. We were pretty cheerful all day.

There was a lot of food involved, loads of cuddles and laughter. We started with a chocolate decorating workshop in Hotel Chocolat, followed by a browse in the shops, a Happy Meal, a wander in Trafalgar Square and a walk to Hamleys. Crevette was in heaven there and he spent ages trying all sorts of weird and wonderful toys, playing with Playmobil, trying on virtual reality goggles and playing video games.
It really felt special to have time to really listen to each other, talk about things we would not normally chat about, do what Crevette wanted to do. My little man even declared: “It’s one of the best days of my life, Maman!”

Just the Two of Us

Next mission: go out for a meal with Hubby. That is definitely a long overdue one!

Do you think it is important to make time for each of your children on a regular basis? How do you do it? I need tips!

Little Hearts, Big Love



  1. 23/11/2015 / 2:02 pm

    Its a lot easier for me with only two, but I do think its very important. Looks like a great day

    • Mel
      23/11/2015 / 2:05 pm

      It is isn’t it? We really had a wonderful day.

  2. nipperandtyke
    23/11/2015 / 2:05 pm

    How sweet – with a comment like that, it really gives you the incentive to do more one to one activities 🙂
    x Alice

    • Mel
      23/11/2015 / 10:50 pm

      I know! Determined now to make more time for each of them.

  3. 23/11/2015 / 2:55 pm

    It is so important but with 3 I struggle as well. Need more weekends 🙂 Glad you had some lovely one on one time x

    • Mel
      24/11/2015 / 12:06 am

      Exactly! Longer weekends would make everything so much easier!

  4. 23/11/2015 / 10:53 pm

    C’est tellement mignon Mel, quand il a dit que c’était le jour plus heureux pour lui! Moi aussi, je pense que c’est très important de passer de temps toute seule avec un seul enfant. Bon pour moi, c’est plus facile, j’en que deux! Avec ma fille, on aime bien aller au centre ville de temps en temps, faire du lâche vitrines et aller chez Mollat, sa librairie préféré! Avec mon fils on aime bien se promener au parc et lire des histoires tout les deux.

    • Mel
      28/11/2015 / 11:32 pm

      Oh c’est trop mignon d’aller au parc tous les deux pour lire. J’adore cette idée!

  5. 25/11/2015 / 12:05 am

    Sounds like a lovely day. We recently decided to try to do one Sat each month where one of us does something with one kid & one with the other, and then next month alternate the kids. Been struggling with time on weekends to do it of late though. Easier to arrange with just 2 kids & 2 adults, too, of course! #FTMOB

  6. 25/11/2015 / 10:11 pm

    Sounds like you had a wonderful day out together – how lovely to be able to have that one-to-one time with Crevette and for him to then tell you that it’s one of the best days of his life just makes it extra-special. So glad you had such a lovely day and thank you for sharing it with #ftmob 🙂

    • Mel
      26/11/2015 / 1:13 am

      We really had a wonderful day and I’m more determined than ever to give them more time individually. Tomorrow, I have a few hours only with Wriggly. Looking forward to it!

  7. 27/11/2015 / 10:21 am

    Oh bless the little dude, best day of his life, I bet it was! One on one time is so magical when you have a few kidlets isn’t it. Happy Friday gorgeous xx

    • Mel
      27/11/2015 / 11:20 pm

      It really is! xx

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