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Old 06-26-2008, 10:32 AM   #1
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Okay, so DS (Ryan) and Daddy are not close at all. Without going into all the history and details and what not, the lack of a relationship between them is really taking its toll on Ryan, especially with the pending arrival of DS #2. In an effort to essentially save my family I'm trying to come up with ideas for "Daddy days." Two days a week Im going to literally FORCE DH to spend time with DS, because he wont do it on his own.

Anyway, Im looking for some suggestions or advice on what they can do together that will be fun, force a lot of interaction between the two of them, and not break the bank!

Ive got the basics, go to the park, play some sort of sport together, go fishing, go for walks around the neighborhood, go to the beach. Any and all input would be greatly appreciated and extremely helpful!!


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Old 06-26-2008, 12:36 PM   #2
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What about letterboxing or geocaching? He's young, but it might be fun to go on a treasure hunt with daddy.

How about setting off Mentos and Diet Coke together?

Going to the pool? Out for lunch? The theatres usually have free kid movies in the summer - check the parent company for your local one to see when the shows are.
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Mentos and Diet Coke? What does that do??? Ive never heard of it!

Thanks for the suggestions!
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Mentos and Diet coke is on You tube. Looks pretty messy.
I'd just have a day off to do the shopping and let them be home together sometimes, they can play cars or playdough and do kid stuff in the house, Dh will also learn to do more for Ds then, make lunch, take him potty, etc
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Mentos and Diet coke is on You tube. Looks pretty messy.
I'd just have a day off to do the shopping and let them be home together sometimes, they can play cars or playdough and do kid stuff in the house, Dh will also learn to do more for Ds then, make lunch, take him potty, etc
While that sounds like an excellent idea, I know my DH and I know that if I left him at home with DS, then he would sit in front of the tv. I think it would be more beneficial for them to get out of the house together, like its their "special time"... and not just sitting at home. KWIM?

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It's honestly one of the least messy experiments that we've done. The Mentos work with any soda, but Diet Coke doesn't leave a sticky residue. Squirt guns are another fun summer idea. If you're willing, they can wear old clothes and use colored water to make a 'hit'.
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I like the squirt guns, didnt even think of that!
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dh and ds love going to Home Depot together....MEN!
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