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My heart is broken

It was broken tonight by a seven year old.  He always asks if he can sleep with me.  Both kids do.  Logan asked tonight.  I told him no because Daddy was in the bed tonight.  He then told me that we (my husband and I) spend too much time together.  And from there he went on to tell me that I've forgotten about him. 

Talk about feeling bad!  I told him that I could never forget about him!  He was my firstborn.

 So, I told him that we would ask Daddy tomorrow if we could sneak away for a little date without Jaycee and Daddy.  

Logan has a lot of issues about not "getting time" with us.  He could spend 2 hours alone with my husband, out running errands or whatever and go to bed stomping because he didn't get "alone time with Daddy".  My husband always says, "What was that time we had together earlier?".  It frustrates both of us because it seems like no matter how much we do, it's just not enough. 

We understand that each child needs alone time with each parent.  And we try to accommodate them as much as possible.  If Mike is with Logan, then Jaycee and I get "date" time.  And vice versa.  I love the time I'm able to spend with each child alone.  That's why I scheduled their school the way I did last year.

So, I guess Logan and I will spend some time alone tomorrow so that he doesn't think that I "forgot about him".

How do you guys handle something like this?  Especially those of you with three or more kids?  Are you able to have alone time with each child on a regular basis?

And since Sunday is usually when I post my Scripture Sunday post, here's the scripture that I chose.

"A woman giving birth to a child has pain because her time has come; but when her baby is born she forgets the anguish because of her joy that a child is born into the world.  So with you: Now is your time of grief, but I will see you again and you will rejoice, and no one will take away your joy.  In that day you will no longer ask me anything. Very truly I tell you, my Father will give you whatever you ask in my name.  Until now you have not asked for anything in my name. Ask and you will receive, and your joy will be complete."--John 16:21-24 (NIV)


Also, in my search for the scripture, I found this great parenting article about "Giving your Children the Gift of Time".  I thought it was interesting, so I thought I would share!

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