I have so much daily responsibility, work, writing, raising my children, feeding my family, cleaning the house, washing clothes…the list could go on for pages, I tend to be focused on accomplishing all the tasks. When I do this no one in our house is happy, least of all me.
I have to focus on relaxing and actually being in the moment with my children. Asking how their day was and listening to their stories, not just asking if homework is done perfectly. If the dishes don’t get done one day they will be there tomorrow. Decide what is important and give that your precious attention.
For my family it is levity. Making sure we have fun together makes my children more open with me when it comes to sharing their feelings and information about their friends and their days. Having that open line of communication will be very important as we reach their teen years. Which are careening toward me at warp speed!
Have fun today!