Thursday, December 1, 2011
Autumn time is fun time...
This day reminded me of the importance of taking small moments to spend with my children, letting them just "be." As a mostly-SAHM you would think I would have all of this time to spend with them but the truth is there is laundry, dance class, grocery shopping, playdates, kitchen clean-up, and about a 1000 other things to do all day that involve not being tuned in to my kids. Not to mention the daily "Can you just give Mommy 5 minutes, pleeeeassssee?" time that I comes up. Surely I'm not the only one!
At the doctor's office today for my daughter's 4 year check-up, I watched her sit up and answer the nurse's questions like such a big girl. She is growing up so much and it is amazing to watch. I am glad I took 30 minutes to walk in the woods with them. The laundry was still there when I got back but so what? I need to remember to take more time for things that don't have anything to do with "getting stuff done." I hope I always make time for a walk in the woods with my children, and I hope they always want me around for their walks in life.