Elisabeth loves to hear her daughter say, ‘let’s hit it!’ It means they’re about to take on an adventure and create memories that will last forever!
Actress Elisabeth Röhm has started a new tradition with her daughter Easton that makes her feel closer to the 2-year-old. “Easton and I have started a ritual — one that I hope sticks with us until we are having Eat, Pray, Love moments well into her thirties,” the 37-year-old Law & Order actress tells People. “We have come to love our road trips!” What do you do to bond with your tots, HollyMoms?
Getting away from everything is very much needed by this mother-daughter duo. “Just like date night or a girly routine of some kind, Easton and I are seeking some R&R, some alone time that’s all about she and I — a chance to see each other without life’s little tasks getting in the way and distracting us,” Elisabeth explains. “For her that would be Scooby-Doo, and for me it might be some work-related something that will still be there when we return from our hour, afternoon or slumber party at some destination a few hours from home.”
Being out on the road brings them closer together. “It is deeply satisfying sharing special memories that are ours alone,” Elisabeth says. “We are creating a thread of consistency and discovery that we can share for a lifetime.”
The experience allows Elisabeth to understand Easton’s wants and needs. “Really listening, catching the hints of who they are, knowing them and accepting that maybe they are different from us and seeing these nuances in their personalities is also a part of our promise of parenting,” she notes.
Besides, “there is something to be said about singing loudly to tunes in the car, the wind blowing through our hair as we take off to see a corner of the world — or at least our neighborhood,” Elisabeth adds.