07-18-2012, 03:04 PM
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: New England
| | Re: Friendly advice please
My daughter, at 4, is pretty rational. I would guess that a 7 year old would be too. I'd explain to him that today is his sister's day for some daddy time, but next time it will be his turn. I'm not sure about your son, but with my daughter she's all about things being 'fair'.
Not something that you would want to make a habit of, but maybe the first time you take your daughter for her day, you could also give him something (a token so to speak) of what he can look forward to on his day with you. <-- I'm thinking something like, "Today is Sister's day, but look I got us movie tickets for your next day!" of "Today is Sister's day, but guess what here's a new frisbee for when we go to the park on YOUR day."
I think once he sees that he's not going to lose HIS special time with you it will be much easier.