How to Date Your Son

Disclaimer: I received complimentary passes to King’s Dominion but all opinions in this post are mine.

How to Date Your Son

How to Date Your Son

There is a special place in my heart for my two sons. I feel like it is my job to teach them different things than I teach my daughter. I teach them through my actions and interactions with them. I teach them through my relationship with their dad who is my husband. I want to make sure that I maintain a positive and nurturing relationship with them. I am not their friend I am their mom.

I do however make time each month to go on a date with each child. This allows each child to feel special. It also allows me time to check in with my kids and meet their needs and find out what they are thinking or feeling without interruption. I let them pick the date theme and we go. This month thanks to Kings Dominion for providing us with the tickets free of charge and the experience of a lifetime we decided on a conquer the roller coaster date.

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I did what every mom would do I took aspirin and dramamine and I grab a theme park map. We brought another mom and her son with us. That was also what my son wanted to do and we had the kids use the map to figure out where the rides were in the park. I know it is summer but a little practice on how to use a map is always helpful.

These are my helpful tips for planning a rollercoaster date with your son:

1) Make sure you are physically able.
2) Bring or take Aspirin if you get achy or drink a lot of water.
3) I get motion sickness so I brought dramamine and took it.
4) Drink plenty of water (Buy their cup that you can refill for $1).
5) Wear a Sports Bra or a bra that will keep your assets close to your heart.
6) Wear sunscreen.
7) Wear shorts or pants do not wear a skirt.
8) Do not wear a lot of jewelry or large earrings.
9) Do not bring an expensive purse.
10) Bring a fanny pack or something to keep your phone and wallet on you at all times.
11) Bring snack money and lunch or dinner money (It was fun to ride at night).
12) Listen to your body and take breaks we enjoyed a great show.
13) Wear or bring a hat the sun is strong.
14) Take this time to talk with your son.
15) Take pictures even though they may roll their eyes and say not again mom. In the future they will have the pictures.
16) Plan another date while on this date.
17) Do not forget that Kings Dominion has lockers so if you want to enjoy their wonderful Soak City Park do that as well.

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I can tell you that my son enjoyed the coasters and his time with me. I think we counted 12. We only made it on 9. I liked the Volcano the best and my son liked the Intimidator. I will say that Kings Dominion offers the best variety of Roller Coasters on the East Coast. We had a very adventurous time. We laughed and screamed together and what is better than that?

Also check out my Kings Dominion Soak City Review

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Comments

  1. Ursula says

    i love special outings with my boys together and individually when i can. especially with my older son since he remembers having me all to himself, and our one on one time is few and far between these days with his little brother.

  2. Krystal Waters says

    That’s such a great idea to go out with each child once a month. Picking a date theme is a great idea to start with, thanks for the tips.

  3. Sue E says

    All of my kids are grown, but I still try & have luncheon or dinner or movie dates with them & my grandkids. We actually talk with our guards down, making the conversation pleasant & informative!! It’s too bad that I don’t live near Kings Dominion (located 20 miles North of Richmond, VA off Interstate 95). But we have a Six Flags Great America. Unfortunately, I didn’t have any sons, But the Good Lord did bless me with 4 grandsons & 11 granddaughters.

  4. Trisha McKee says

    So important to have one-on-one time with our kids. I take my daughter on road trips to different places. And yes, that includes amusement parks and roller coasters.

  5. Brandi Dawn says

    These are all very good tips! How wonderful that you take time to spend with your children. I agree that it is so important.

  6. Gina Dunklebarger says

    Mom and son dates are so important! It is also important that every child in your family gets one on one time with each parent. They need a chance to be just them with just you! BTW, great tips for visiting an amusement park!

  7. jules m. says

    very good idea! i only have daughters and they are far apart in ages so they both had lots of one on one time with me

  8. Chris Martinez says

    I think it’s great to spend some “alone time” with each kid at least once a month. Will have to adopt your idea for my family!

  9. Crystal B says

    This is such a good idea! And th younger you start the better!!! My dad dated me and my sister and still does and I’m grown married and I have two kids of my own and we date our kids too!!!

  10. lisa says

    There’s a message up saying secure connection failed. Contact website owners to let them know. I have no idea what that it means but, you may want to check it out. Anyways, I got dizzy just looking at the roller coaster! You’re much braver than I am. I can’t even ride a ferris wheel.

  11. Nicole Carter says

    I absolutely agree! It’s so very important to have a day with each of your children. I have two and we try to do things individually as well as a family.

  12. Amanda Sakovitz says

    I don’t have a son but I think its important to spend quality time doing fun things with your kids. Sounds like your a great mom!

  13. Katherine Riley says

    Looks like you had a great day with your sons. I would recommend being open to trying something they want to try too!

  14. nicole w says

    This is so sweet and so important. Every child needs special time with their parents. They’ll always be able to look back and remember those dates 🙂

  15. Cheryl Reinhardt says

    Great Idea to have time with each child. Each child needs their own time with parent to get that needed attention.

  16. Isabel Acosta says

    I try and make time for my younger son so that we have one on one time.. We both really enjoy those times

  17. Molly Greene says

    Awesome idea! If I end up having a son I will remember to do this. And I have to agree that it is a good idea to have solo time with each child. It’s good to remind each child that they are just as important as their siblings. 🙂

  18. Deborah W. says

    These are all wonderful tips for ‘dating’ your son. I would have to bring a barf bag because my son loves to ride the toughest and scariest rides in the place. Dramamine would work for the first ride though, ha.

  19. Birdiebee says

    You have some great ideas here. I don’t have a son but have one grandson so I will have to keep these in mind.

  20. Sharon Rooney says

    Sounds like you both had a great day. It is always a good idea to have one on one time with your children. My daughter who is now grown and I used to have Mommy/daughter night out it was usually a Tuesday and we started when she was about 4 and continued until she went away to college.

  21. Bryan E. says

    In a family with more than one child it is important that each parent take the time to engage in one-on-one interactions with each individual child, so they can strengthen bonds of communication, build a lasting trust, and engage in meaningful dialogue to better ascertain the child’s unique issues as he/she grows.

  22. LeAnn H says

    I like to have 1 on 1 time with each of my 3 sons to make sure they’re getting the attention they need and have me listen to whatever they need to tell me

  23. Robin Abrams says

    Thank you for the great tips. I have 3 sons and I try to spend one on one time with each of them doing the special things that each likes

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