Tonight after work, Brendan and I are going out to a movie, just the two of us. He picked Tale of Despereaux for us to go see. I'm looking forward to it, I love to go to the movie theater, even if it is for a kid movie. Brendan is my movie-going buddy, just like me he loves to go see movies at the theater. This is part of a new plan we are trying this year in our family. I wanted a way to be sure that we are spending some one-on-one time with each of the boys. So, our plan is that each month on the boys' birth dates we will schedule some time with them. So, since Brendan's b-day is on Nov 9, the 9th of every month either Joe or I will take time with Brendan, and on the 26th of every month one of us will take time with just Adam. And we'll alternate. So, for January, I take Brendan out on the 9th and Joe takes Adam on the 26th. Then in Feb on the 9th Joe will do something with Brendan and Feb 26 I will do something with Adam. And we'll keep alternating throughout the year. (by putting it on their birth date of each month it makes it easy to remember! lol). And, the other part of that plan, is that since parents desperately need a little break once in awhile, on the 3rd of every month Joe will get a few hours break from the kids to do what he wants, and on the 14th of every month I will get a little break. I'm really excited about this new plan. I think it has the potential to do wonders for improving the well-being of our family even better than it already is!
So, tonight is my night with Brendan. I requested to have Brendan this month, because I feel like I kinda owe it to him. I have really been coming down hard on him lately. Granted, it was because of things *he* was doing or not doing, so he kinda deserved it, but still I think now it's time for some fun time together. He is super excited too.