My life is awesome and you’re doing something wrong. So what can you do to put some of the wonder and magic back in your relationships with your daughters? One on one, mommy and me, the skies the limit kind of date? Just one morning go about your normal day with the exception of you both just blew off your day. My girls get a guaranteed hooky day for their birthday but I try to not make it ON their birthday so there’s an element of surprise to it.
Let’s recycle some of your old “toddler” dates into newer versions that are so awesome that they will never say no: Play Hooky: Yep. Sleep in, stay in your PJs all day, eat cupcakes for breakfast and brownies for lunch. It’s a great way to reconnect and make it just about them. It’s still as fun as when they did your makeup when they were little but with much better results.
Julie’s dad had been emotionally absent early on, so as a child Julie was expected to be her mom’s listener.
Hers was the shoulder her mother cried on when she was upset.
Mom’s hyper-involvement eventually not only hurt Julie’s ability to feel good about herself and live her own life, it also hurt their relationship.