I really took for granted the quiet times I had with my girl. Before school started it was just her and me whiling sunlit afternoons as our baby boy slept. A gentle connectedness that comes from predictability; knowing someone wholly. A compatibility, an easiness. Our wooden table would spill over with cloth and twine, chatter and imagination and time would move a little slower. These were everyday moments that unfolded naturally and fused us with creativity, conversation and time. I miss the certainty of those afternoons together; their everyday-ness.
Now these are times I must gather carefully. A library book may spark an idea, then a conversation, and I file away plans for togetherness when the time is right. In the "all in together this fine weather" way of family life I strive to snatch time just with her. Nothing grand or indulgent, just simple and quiet time. Just me and my girl.
It's quite the juggle so tell me, how do you carve out little slices of one-on-one time with your babies?