Daddy-Daughter Outings Are Great, But Moms & Sons Need Special Events, Too

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I'll admit, I'm one of those moms who gets very excited at the thought of a good time. (Talking G-rated here folks.) I love doing and trying new things with my family. I love filling up our Saturdays with "hey, this sounds cool" events that are worthy of a mini photoshoot with my trusty smartphone. And, yes, I'm notorious for scouring Facebook for nearby events that leave me with all the feels. There's just one problem I've been noticing ...


Where are all the mommy/son dances and outings?

(Seriously, though.)

Now, please don't misunderstand; I'm not hating in any way. In fact, I'm a daddy's girl through and through -- and enjoyed those precious events growing up.

I just wish there were just as many for boymoms.

I would love to dress up my boys in adorable outfits and attend some special event where we bask in kid-friendly hors d'oeuvres, dance the night away under a glistening mirror ball (well, before their bedtime), and take home cute party favors we can enjoy at a later date.

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Maybe people think boys don't care about mommy/son events. Maybe some sons would rather spend their days cooped up in their bedrooms playing video games. Or, maybe our gentlemen-in-training aren't uber excited at the thought of mommy/son events because they've never heard of them!

I come from the school of, "If you're gonna talk about it, be about it," and am putting my creativity where my criticism is. Yes, I'm in the process of trying to plan a mommy/son event for my local community.

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And, guess what? Mommies with boys are thrilled at the idea.

Hopefully, we'll get to a day when we can all scroll through Facebook events and see both daddy/daughter and mommy/son events.




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