Given the choice the boys will always choose to be together, so it's hard to get alone time with one of them. We've decided to make this a deliberate habit and today was the first day. Vanh was convinced to go shopping with Daddy while Max stayed home with Mommy. The idea is not that we are doing anything special; it's just a chance to get to know each child as an individual.
Max and I spent time unpacking some Christmas decorations
and then some painting.
I kept asking him who the paintings were for (hoping to get cheap and easy Christmas presents, I'm no fool); he kept replying, "for Vanh."
I noticed that I got a lot more snuggle time than usual. Max came over for a good long cuddle at least three times in just over an hour, which is more than I would usually get in a week.
When Vanh came home he was excited to give Max his gift (fruit candy) but asked twice for his turn for "painting". Next week sweetie!
One last photo - the boys were fascinated with these singing mice from their stockings last year - great to see they still love them!
(PS to B - What can I say, they went to bed early!)
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