The truth is sometimes I don’t really feel like parenting, sometimes I’d rather just curl up on the sofa with a hot cup of coffee and read whatever book is closest at hand!
Sometimes, I just don’t have the energy to get down and dirty playing on the floor, I’d rather be watching one of MY programmes on the TV.
And sometimes I just really do not have any inspiration for supper and fish fingers, potato waffles and baked beans just have to suffice!
Whilst I don’t think any of these things make me a bad mom it’s the times when I don’t feel like doing any of these things and I push myself to do them that become some of the most memorable moments of fun or food!
It’s so tempting (especially in this cold weather) to choose to sit on the couch with the laptop on doing some or other addicting thing (FB, Twitter, Blogging, Pinteresing… the list continues) turn on the tv to interest the kids and stay warm!
But the truth is whilst sometimes these times ARE needed! I need to keep a watch on how much it actually gets done, find the time between the washing, cooking and cleaning to stop and play or at least organise some play (which reminds me I really need to make some play dough!!)!
So I’m adding some wellies to my Christmas list (yes I’ve lived in the UK for 5 and half years now and STILL don’t have any) and we’re going to go traipsing through the woods more often… and not just to get to the park on the other side… to climb trees and find squirrels and collect twigs and look at bugs… and get muddy!
I’m gonna break out the paint, the play dough and the glue again… even though I know Carter will eat it and cover himself in it! I’m going to actually use the “created” play aprons I made you out of old T-shirts!
I’m moving the puzzles down a shelf where you can reach them even though it means I will have to tidy them up more often!
Even though I don’t really feel like it this week, I’m gonna make the effort, cause you’re worth it, and once started I’m hoping it’ll become a habit – a good one for a change!
What do you do when you just don’t feel like it…??