Balancing Time With Multiple Children

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One of the hardest things about being a parent of two boys who are ages five and two is to balance my time between them so neither child feels like they are not getting as much attention from their father. I can’t do the same activities with my five year old as my two year old in some cases, so I do my best to devote some personal one on one time to both children.

Sure, when we rough house, wrestle and chase each other around the house I can include both at the same time, but when it comes to playing the Wii or board games, my two year old is left unable to participate. (He already ruined two of my wiimotes by teething on the connectors and rotting them out).

One lucky break I have is spending 1/2 hour alone time every Monday night with my two year old while my five year old is in drum lessons, I take him next door to a local Jeepers playhouse and go on rides with him and let him run around. We enjoy this little Monday activity and I have a smile on my face the whole time.

My oldest gets more of my time during the weeknights and weekends and I love playing with both of my children. Sometimes I can get engaged in playing with them so much I can lose hours on the weekends lost in play and not get any house work done.

-Justin Germino

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Updated: April 14, 2009 — 12:27 pm