I don't have girls, I have boys and I do things like window shopping, going out to dinner or ice cream, bowling or even just movies at home. I would think that maybe going to get your nails painted, or the pottery place or even bowling would be a good way to connect and start talking.
I work full time - but when I get home I always ask them how their day was and what happened. I give them a little low down on my day and then we talk about what sounds good for dinner. Last night I brought pizza home, and we watched a football game and then they helped decorate the tree. I'm not a big sports fan, but I watch with them so I can talk about it and they enjoy educating me. My boys and I have a really good bond, and I believe its because I take an interest in the things they enjoy and give them room to talk about their thoughts and ideas on anything, even if I disagree I always listen.
at 5:52 PM on Dec. 7, 2010