It’s a good good day.

You know those good days.  Those rare but lovely days where everything actually seems to go as planned.  Where the children all cooperate and there is no shouting or sitting on the step. Well today was one of those days.

Admittedly I worked so wasn’t around the children all day to see if they were lovely but in the hours we did spend together they were! I suppose that is one of the few advantages (besides money obviously) to working.  The time you spend with your children you want to make the best and nicest you can. They too seem to appreciate seeing you. There is nothing better than getting home to hear you name shouted in excitement.

I managed to get up on time, to shower, prep the kids (obviously together with the hubby) and get out the house at the right time.  I found a free parking at work until 3pm!!  Work was good and even the traffic cooperated and wasn’t too heavy!

If only ever day was this good, or is it?? Or do I tend to focus on the crappy parts of the? The moaning and fighting rather than the good moments. I’m sure there is good in every day but sometimes I guess I just don’t see it.

Going back to work I suppose has done that for me. It’s made me appreciate my time at home that much more… long may it continue!!

 

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Tuesday Truth … Time

I know us moms never seem to have enough time in our day to do everything we want to do! Every single night I go to bed thinking “damn, I wanted to do…” you fill in the gaps! Every single night!

This week I’m going to focus on giving more time to my kids.  Focusing on giving time to my children when I should be doing a hundred and one other things. After all they are the most important time-consuming thing in my life.  Time to get on the floor and play puzzles, cars, dinosaurs and babies. Time to listen to what they have to say… without another ear paying attention to something else.

I found this saying:

” Some parents are prone to give their children everything except the one thing they need most.  That is time: time for listening, time for understanding, time for helping, and time for guiding. It sounds simple, but in reality it is the most difficult and the most sacrificial task of parenthood. Emma K Hulbert

It’s true… so often I think about the things I want to buy or get for my kids and not what I already have to give, which is free.

How else are we going to “teach your children to choose the right path, and when they are older, they will remain on in” Proverbs 22.6; if we don’t take the time to do it.

Afterall that’s what it’s all about isn’t it. Teaching our children to grow up into lovely, kind, mature, giving and “good” people. To guide them into adulthood, and if time is what it takes to do a decent job then that’s what we need to give.

So leave the toys on the floor, hoover another day, take the easy option for dinner and get down on the floor (WARNING – you may get dirty from lack of cleaning) and have fun!