Recently I have been feeling like I have not been spending enough quality time with my kids. Between renovating, my husbands work, cleaning, arranging quotes, studying, trying to work on my blogs and another big project I have they seem to have slipped through the cracks.
I do spend time with them. They come with me to the shops, get dragged around everywhere and they are always around here at home, but I have not been connecting with them and focussing on them like I used to.
I do still read books and sing songs, but most of the day is taken up by everything else and they only get that small amount of time at the end of the day, just before bed we read some books and sing some songs.
A few days ago I came across I am wicked cheap’s> post about 365 Days to a Wicked Great Mom (Mum is you’re Aussie like me, lol) and how she felt the same.
She pledged to spend some quality time with at least one of her kids every day and I have decided to join her. I only have 2 kids and it really shouldn’t be that hard to make them feel special every day.
It doesn’t have to be huge things either. Reading and singing is a good start, watching a movie together, baking biscuits/cookies or cakes together, gardening, letting them help with dinner, a picnic dinner in the backyard instead of inside, playing dolls or whatever with them instead of brushing them off.
I have only just started and I forgot to take pictures, but the house is already calmer. Taking the time for them has made them more attentive to me when I need them to do something. There are less tantrums and the atmosphere in general is calmer.
I don’t intend to post about what we are doing or put all the photos on here. I might from time t time update you, but it is more something just for us as a family. I do encourage everyone to join though and spend more time with your kids