Over the weekend, I spent some much needed one on one quality time with my oldest son. Sometimes I forget just how big he’s gotten in the last few years. He went from having our sole attention to taking on the responsibility of being a big brother. He truly is the “first born,” in our family of boys. A loves to help and care for his brothers and is always seeking out ways to be “more growed up.” At the same time, he is and always will be my baby. He’s definitely had to adjust to sharing our attention and not being able to get the solo time he used to get before our family became (four and then) five.
We try our best to make one on one time available for each of our kids. But, these days of raising a little baby makes it harder for me step away and spend the extra QT with my oldest. So, this little activity, just the two of us, was a special treat. He’s really into arts and crafts, so we made an afternoon out of making a yogurt pouch robot craft with our favorite Stonyfield® Organic Kids® yogurt.
It’s a great snack for the boys and an easy add-on for A’s preschool lunches. Since it is available in so many forms (cups, pouches, tubes, smoothies), it really is a convenient and delicious grab-and-go snack that can be enjoyed anywhere. It makes me happy knowing that it doesn’t contain as much sugar as other desserts and still has less sugar than the leading kid’s yogurt.
This yogurt pouch robot craft is really simple and easy to make with kids. It’s perfect to hand out as Valentine treats at school. And A loves to play hand puppets after eating his delicious snack, too. All you need is construction paper, glue, tape, scissors and yogurt pouches.
I cut up the construction paper into the different sizes that we needed for the pouch cover, robot bodies, hearts, eyes, etc. From there, I let A takeover and he followed my example by gluing and taping together the different pieces.
In the daily hustle and bustle of getting through our days, I easily forget to soak up the little moments. The questions he asked, the stories he told about school and how he loves to make arts and crafts. These are the simple memories that I hope to carry with me long after they’re really “all growed up.”
I hope that the little gestures that we make to nurture our individual relationships makes a positive impact as he grows older. While our solo QT is harder to come by these days, I think it’s what makes me appreciate it that much more.
What are some ways you spend one on one time with your kid(s)? Let me know it the comments below.
Yogurt Pouch Robot Craft