Talking and doing are two very different things.
We would grab a date with our girls a few times a year once we started seeing bad behavior and attachment issues crop up but we wanted to be more proactive.
Jeremy and I both have this thing of setting real high standards for ourselves... sometimes good and sometimes totally unrealistic.
So last night he had Portia change out of her pajamas and took her to play cards and get hot chocolate for 1 hour.
It wasn't the elaborate ice skating date we had envisioned but it was "the best part of her day" and we will cherish these moments.
Be intentional about investing in your people 1:1. Let them know they matter.