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June 3rd, 2008, 07:06 PM
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... I swear the school term is going faster & faster! In a month Kai's son will be down for 2 weeks. I'm looking forward to it - because I love to see Kai with him, and I know that he's really happy when C is down!

I'm thinking of getting some things for him to do while he's at *my* house, incase I have him by myself again, do y'all think that's a good idea? He'll be turning 7 in 2 or 3 weeks - I don't even know what a 7 year old does or plays with!

Only thing I am going to have trouble with, is remembering that Kai needs all the time he can get with C, so I can't expect him to come & spend nights here... I DO understand it, but well... I miss our alone time. I'm going to have to try & work out something so I can stay at his house. Perhaps my parents will have her one night a week while he's here (only here for 2 weeks)...

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June 3rd, 2008, 08:18 PM
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Good luck. You can't go wrong with video games if you have any. Board games. If he is anything like my boys he will like the baby's toys.
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June 4th, 2008, 03:39 AM
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7 yr old boys are usually pretty easy to entertain. As Gina said, video games, board games...they usually work well. A trip to the park is still a good option if there are kids his age that frequent your neighborhood park. A neighborhood pool is also a terrific option. (or the Y) With any luck, he will make a few friends there and that will make it a little easier for future visits as well.
Movies are another good idea to do while he's with you. Boys like action packed movies and there are a few good ones out there that would be appropriate for his age group. Spider man comes to mind...things like that. Depending on his personal interests, arts and crafts, even baking cookies could take up an afternoon! Maybe have him make a special card for his dad and the two of you cook him a special dinner. (At that age, they haven't yet decided that cooking is yucky and only girls like it. lol) Other than that, just ask him what he likes to do and run with it. I am sure you'll be able to find something that not only keeps him busy and not bored, but that also strengthens your growing relationship with him.
Good luck and let us know how things go!
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June 4th, 2008, 04:56 PM
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Gina and Dani pretty much covered it, Emma!

I wouldn't try to force anything on C. just incase he's not all that comfortable. I agree in giving Kai and C. their own time together, since Kai doesn't see his son all that often.

Good luck with everything!!!!

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