(Written by Rob Perkins) The best thing about having kids is spending time with them. Of course, life can’t be one long holiday but those weekends and evenings after work are brilliant for doing stuff together and really bonding as friends. If you’re thinking of ways to spend time with your nearest and dearest then why not consider a hobby that you can both start together or that you can teach your offspring to love like you do?
Below are six of my favourites that I’ve got my little ones into or that my parents used to do with me. As mentioned, doing things together can be great fun and really rewarding and as soon as you start to lay the foundations you’ll have a friend and companion for years to come.
Peaceful and contemplative, this is one of the all-time greats for parent and child bonding. The two of you sat on a riverbank, sharing a flask and some soggy sandwiches waiting for a bite. Until they’re old enough of course, then you can send them out for the day on their own, while you spend the day relaxing on the sofa in front of the football. Then come six o’clock there’s a ring on the doorbell and there’s your delightful offspring, holding the evening meal in his hand. Lovely. [Read more…]