This is the third installment in the Becoming a Better Mother series. I’d like to quickly remind you that this is all stuff I’m working on and nothing I am master of! We are all in this together. Let’s encourage one another on this journey!
Image by Allan Caingin Donque
On my death bed, I’m certain I will not look back and wish I’d spent more time online, on projects, or cleaning the bathroom. Instead it will be the minutes and hours with my loved ones that I’ll long for.
Even with this knowledge, somehow, in the day to day, it is easy to slip into the urgent. To allow lots of little things to get in the way of resting and sitting and just being with my children.
A while ago I talked about the importance of spending time with our kids and giving them our undivided attention. I cannot tell you just how powerful 15 or 20 minutes of one on one time with your child is! They lap up the attention.
It feeds them.
Best of all, it binds you together. Helps you tie heart strings to one another.
This week, I’m encouraging you to set aside time everyday to just hang out with the kids, doing something they enjoy. (Maybe we can let them catch us smiling at them too.)
What kind of things would your kids like to do with you?
When I ask my kids what they would like to do in their special time with Mommy, they almost always want to tell me things or show me things. My daughter will gather a whole pile of stuff and talk her little head off. It’s like show and tell!
P.S. I think I've settled on Tuesdays as being the regular day for this series. So check back next week for another installment!
As always, thank you so much for your comments. They are very encouraging!