Our little ones will soon grow up and leave us. How is your bonding with them?

Philippines
September 5, 2010 8:25pm CST
Soon the kids will be leaving soon as they will be having their own peers to bond with and their own little world where they will busy at, so how do you bond with them? At times, I require them that we do things together, like go in the mountain and plant trees. They would whine at first but later I see them enjoying each other running to and fro around the field.
4 responses
• Philippines
6 Sep 10
I have one kid, a 3 year old boy. we make sure that he is happy, protected, in good health and we try to give the things that he wants that would not harm him. we go places and enjoy at weekends. because you are right, soon enough they will have their own peers. if we can bond with our little ones everyday, that's good, life is short to miss every memorable things we should do.
• Philippines
6 Sep 10
Having only one child is the hardest to emotionally be detached from, I believed. My kids are all in school as I have just drove them earlier. Here I am at the office, quite early to start working but I'm starting to miss them and wish I could be a housewife and tend to their needs instead. I recalled kidding my youngest son last night that he better stop going to school so that I can personally teach him instead. I guess, it's my subconscious way of saying, I wanted to spend more time with my little boy... if only I could. sigh.
@BlueAngelRS (2900)
• Canada
6 Sep 10
My son is 17 and my daughter is 4 I used to play games with my son still do play some playstation go to stock car races or hockey games together to bond with him for my daughter I play with her do puzzles with her read her stories we even pick a family movie and watch it together...
• Philippines
6 Sep 10
My eldest daughter is 17 too and she's busy all the time with her studies. Most often she's in school or doing community service even during weekend as the course she has enrolled in requires her of that. I could hardly gather them together but when she comes home early, in silence, my heart leaps with joy. My son in highschool is beginning to have his own busy world too. I only have now who hugs me constantly is my youngerst kid who is 10. He's adorable. One day I'll be losing him too as he'll be having his own peers and own activities to be busy with.
• Singapore
9 Sep 10
We share the same thoughts, that is why it is very hard for me to go out at times without them. Time runs so fast that you can see their little steps became so fast. And that is the time I am preparing myself to accept. I just made it clear that I have made my best time each and everyday that we are together. I never got tired of saying I love you. Kissing them and hugging them tight all the time. So at least when the time comes that they will have lesser time with us because they need to grow also on their own, we already established the bond with them that surely they will not forget wherever they will go. Once the bond is there it will never be forgotten.
@sweet_pea (3326)
• Philippines
9 Sep 10
I have a 4 yr old son, and last night when i got home, he rummage my bag and saw a little pad and then he started scribbling. I couldn't help but watch and wish that he would just remain to be my 4 yr old Tedi. When he was a baby, i couldn't wait for him to crawl, then when he was able to crawl, i couldn't wait for him to walk. And now he's running and pretty quite a handful. How, time flies. The next thing I know, he'll already spread his wings and leave me behind. But before that happens, I'll get an overdose of free hugs, kisses & i love you's from him. I usually read bedtime stories with him. Sometimes, I'll give him a massage. As a family, we play & pray together. We make sure that he is involved in any activities that we do, including buying the weekly groceries. I let him choose what school snack he wants for the week. I'm actually building special memories out of simple things.