Not everyone has had a spectacular childhood, and you yourself might have little to no bonding with either of your parents. However, you turned out to be, it’s no reason for you to let the years pass by without spending quality time with your son.
It doesn’t matter if he’s on his way to adulthood or nearly ending his childhood. Find a common interest that you can engage in and have fun with together, such as watching action films and playing sports. If you’re both the outdoor activity kind of people, then you might want to give these ideas a try.
This activity is perfect no matter what age you two are, as long as the two of you just want to be somewhere other than the city. There’s nothing quite like putting up a tent and just experiencing the wonder of nature all around you.
What’s also great about camping is that you get to do a lot of other activities, such as hiking and cooking over an open fire. Make sure to pack everything that you’d need beforehand, of course, and bring along handy items such as a paracord rope. You don’t want to end up being unprepared for an emergency.
Riding a bike offers a lot of good for the father and son who want to spend quality time together. It’s a great way to get some exercise and experience the outdoors, and it’s an environmental-friendly way to travel too.
If you can go at the same pace together, you could also use it as an opportunity for a heart-to-heart talk. You can even give your son lessons if he’s still young or still doesn’t know how despite age. If you don’t have bikes yet, you can choose to either rent or buy bikes together and bond over picking the right one for both of you.
If you have an RV or can borrow one, then you might want to try going on a long road trip with your son. Depending on the situation, it can even become more of an adventure than a simple camping trip.
Make the most of it and regret nothing by taking the time to talk to your son while driving, cooking, eating, and even cleaning up. The possibilities are endless, and you’re only going to be held back by certain elements such as your time, how much money you have, as well as the kind of ideas you come up with.
Spending quality time with each other doesn’t have to stick with eating out and asking how you’re doing. Sometimes, you can do it over a challenging but enjoyable activity while being exposed to the freshness of nature.
You can try the three mentioned here or combine them all. Make the most of this time that you’ve been given and plan out something special that you both can do. The important thing is that you do it now rather than regret that you never did it while you had the chance.