The first bond that a girl has is with her mother. The first role model a girl has is her mother, and so any bond between her and her mother leaves a significant impact on her entire life. As a mom, you need to know that daughters are a reflection of their mothers. As such, you need to build a relationship with your daughter to ensure that she learn only the right things.
It would be best if you spent quality time with your girl, so she has the opportunity to learn all those right things for you. Yes, life can get busy very quickly, but remember that you are still a mom and your daughter needs to know that you care for her as much as you say you do.
Whether you want a mother-daughter date at home or a mother-daughter vacation outside, here’s a list of fun things to try out together:
- Movie Night
As a good form of relaxation and entertainment, a movie night is always a great way for mothers and daughters to create a bond or strengthen one. Movies often have life messages embedded in them. A good film can be an excellent way for mothers and daughters to have fun and connect.
Choosing movies to watch will usually depend on the age of your daughter. All in all, ideal movies for mothers and daughters will be those with great female characters and memorable stories with cross-generational appeal. You both could share the film over a bowl of popcorn and a can of soda, and perhaps a tissue for when the movie gets emotional.
- Spa Day
Going to a spa session together is a great way to help both mom and daughter relax and unwind in each other’s company. The biology of it isn’t as necessary. Still, it’s a simple and fun way to spend quality time with your girl.
Spending a quiet spa day together is especially a great idea for mothers and daughters who live apart and don’t get to meet up often. It could either be in the daughter’s city or mother’s city or on a mother daughter vacation in a different town. A spa retreat is a great way to relieve stress and pamper yourselves, treating yourselves with the self-love you deserve, like the princesses and queens you are.
For a quiet spa day, the secret is to go on any day but Saturdays and Sundays. Everyone goes to spas on those days, and it could get quite crowded.
This is probably the best way to hang out with your daughter, especially if you both love fashion and are into shopping. It’s best to go shopping on a day that both of you are free. This is so none of you would be in a rush, and you two can take your sweet time, enjoying yourselves. You also need time to discuss items, try them on, and compare prices. So, it should be on a day when both mom and daughter are free, preferably on the weekends
You could pack a little bag, get into a car and go for a mother-daughter trip to a city with great shops.
- Road Trip:
Picture yourselves together in a car on an open road, singing along with the music from the car’s stereo. Isn’t it a beautiful imagination? Well, it doesn’t have to remain an imagination; you could go on a road trip together, to somewhere new, somewhere none of you have been before.
It doesn’t have to be only one place. It could be to several new locations. It’s a great way to bond. Go on that mother-daughter trip today.
- Cooking and Baking
Many daughters perhaps grew watching their mom cook, helping, and learning as she did. If you did this, you’d notice how close you both were to each other. There’s a joy to cooking. Sharing this joy again with your daughter would be a beautiful experience. This is an example of a “cheap thrill.”
It’s a less expensive way to spend quality time with your daughter. You could even make it more fun by trying to make a foreign dish you both love but have never tried to cook before. It would be enjoyable, trust me.
- Dressing up and Makeup
Mothers, you may not love to try this one, but I bet your teen or younger daughters would love to. It could be fun if you open your mind up to it. Seeing that their mothers can be down for stuff like this will make them connect with you, seeing you as a friend. Besides, clothes and makeups are probably things you already have at home: no expenses but still so much fun.
Spending quality time with your daughter doesn’t have to be an awkward, jarring experience. Go ahead and try out one of the six fun ideas above. You would not regret it.