I'm going to go do some "mother daughter bonding" now.

@miamilady (4924)
United States
May 17, 2009 5:35pm CST
She actually WANTS to spend some time with me! lol She wants me to go into her room (lord help me) and hang out with her and watch TV. So...of I go...stepping over all the stuff on her floor...shoving some stuff on her bed over the the side, probably, and I'm going to go "hang out" with my girl. How do you spend quality time with your children? Do you get to do it as often as you would like? I certainly don't get is as much as I would like, but I do appreciate it when I can. She's off to college in two more years, so I treasure these moments more than ever.
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@Darkwing (21588)
19 May 09
I think it's really special that your daughter wants to spend time with you, and I can see how much you appreciate her wanting to do so. This is quality time which needs to be taken now, and is worth all the climbing over stuff and clearing spaces. I have two sons, and yes, I spent quality time with them, usually playing football or French cricket or something boyish, but I valued that time. They've not forgotten it either, even now they're grown and have families of their own. Have a great time with your daughter, and take them frequently over the next two years, because this is a very important stage of her life and your relationship with her. Enjoy... Brightest Blessings.
@celticeagle (117727)
• Boise, Idaho
19 May 09
Mom and daughter stuff is neat isn't it? I just came back home after being gone for about two months. I told my daughter the other that I was glad to be home and she replied that she was glad to have me home. Ah, what a moment. Just remember: Absense makes the heart grow fonder. Kids are a trip. They grow up so fast too. One day they are so small and cute and then they are teenagers and before you know it they are goners.
@harmonee (1236)
• United States
19 May 09
I don't have children of my own yet, but I found that my mother and I spend much more time together now that I am grown up than we did while I lived under her roof. We'll get together for lunch or go shopping or various other activities that we just never did when I was younger. I never had a bad relationship with my mom, now it's just better.
@winterose (39921)
• Canada
19 May 09
my son still leaves with me and he is 32 years old yes I do spend time with him we are always in the living room together, good for you for taking the time to be with your daughter these are good memories that she will carry with her the rest of her life.
@azlin_04 (112)
• Malaysia
19 May 09
Hi miamilady, well...hang out with your daugher as long as you can eventhough sometimes they can turn us into a MONSTER!!!My daughters only 8yrs & 6yrs but they are my siamese tiwns!hehehehe....can run from them, they always running searching for me!!! Just enjoy the time with them....because to me ..daughters will always remember their mother once they are mother themselves...then they will understand the pain, the happiness and the glory of being a mother!
• United States
18 May 09
awww I think this is wonderful! They grow up so fast, my daughter is only 4 years old and it seems like yesterday that I brought her home. She loves tea parties, dancing, singing, coloring and riding her bike. Since she has no siblings and most of her friends live far away from us, I participate in most of these activities with her. Sometimes she wears me out but I love re-discovering things through her eyes. I often find myself wondering will she be like this when she gets older or will I have to go through that dreaded teen phase lol...enjoy your time with your daughter
@palonghorn (5486)
• United States
18 May 09
Enjoy every minute like that when it comes along. I have two daughters and I miss the days when the three of us would pile up on one of their beds and just hang out and watch a movie. Due to circumstances in my life recently, I am now staying with my oldest daughter in Virginia, however it's only temporary. But we have a blast going to the farmer's market, shopping, scrapbooking, or just hanging out in the backyard. I will be moving back to Texas soon, and will get to see my youngest daughter more often, and my granddaughter. I have only been able to see her 2 times in the past 4 years, as I was living 1600 miles away, and have only seen my granddaughter once, this past Christmas, she just turned 1 in Feb. So hopefully, I'll get to hang out with her more and catch up on lost time. Well hope you enjoy your time with your daughter.
@reinydawn (11649)
• United States
18 May 09
Even though my oldest still lives at home, we hardly see each other... It is nice though when we're all out on the deck, just hangin' and talking' and stuff. When they were teens it was nice when they wanted to watch TV with me instead of hiding in their rooms.
• United States
18 May 09
My most cherished memory is when I woke my mom up so we could see one of her favorite films, Day Of the Jackal.It aired about 11pm on a Saturday night I believe. We watched it on her t.v. We sat on the side of her bed and had popcorn and watched. It was great.I am glad your daughter Wants to spend time with you.
@DavidReedy (2411)
• United States
18 May 09
Not too much to say as a non-parent, but the student of psychologist, the spiritual individual in me, the humanitarian--everything inside me says this is a beautiful thing--spend all the time you can with her--and all your Loved ones. David A. Reedy...
@jillmalitz (5132)
• United States
17 May 09
At this point I have had all the bonding I can stand with my older one LOL!Staying with the older one and her family and all the noise is a challenge. But I am glad that you are going to hang out with yours. Sometimes I think I should have moved in with my younger one cause she and I get along better and have more fun... Oh well Enjoy it while you can Before you know it she will be a grown up and gone.
@Debs_place (10525)
• United States
17 May 09
Go with it...don't be critical. Enjoy her company. Maybe makes some lunch or dinner plans out together where you will be more comfortable. My son is 23 in the Navy and we still enjoy our time together as seldom as they are.
@skbh12 (2950)
• Philippines
17 May 09
hi miamilady! wow that is great. bonding with your daughter is one of the best things to do to keep the relationship alive.. you have to do that as often as you can while they still cling on to you. you know when adolescent stage comes, it is hard to spend time with your daughters for most of them they go along with their peers and all..
@sandymay48 (2031)
• Canada
17 May 09
Hi miamilady..I would grab an opportunity like that and just step over the junk and not say a word about it. Too often, people are so disconnected from their teens. That is a blessing that she wants you to do that. My younger daughter, who is 27 now, has been my best friend for years, I am very lucky to have her as my daughter. We used to shop everyday together and just hang out every day...Now we cant, she is working days now and I am living further away. I miss all those years we did that together..My baby is 19 now. I live about 1 1/2 HOURS AWAY from them now. I dont get to see them often but are always in touch. I know she would be here for me in a moment, as I would be for my children
@angelsmummy (1700)
17 May 09
i spend alot of time with my daughter but she is only a baby but i do hope it continues in this way as she gets older. I want us to have the relationship where she knows im her mother and needs to respect me but at the same time i want to be her friend in the way that she will come to me and talk about anything with me. I know that is a very hard relationship to get with your children but im hoping that i can do it!