Lately it seems to me that the number of minutes in a day must be decreasing . . . or maybe it’s the number of seconds in a minute. Either way, it is as if I blink, and an entire day has flown by. As I type [the rough draft of] this, I am racing the clock to dinner time!
I have also been noticing that my children seem to need all my minutes, so I spend my days bouncing from the needs of one child to the needs of the next and on and on. Don’t get me wrong, I love this mom-of-four-homeschoolers life that I have chosen . . . but it is a tad bit hectic. And I know that some days there just isn’t enough of me to go around. Sadly, I am going to admit to you all that I’m afraid that it is usually my youngest who doesn’t get enough of me when there’s not enough to go around. With three older siblings, it is sometimes easy to let them help him. I think they are all better for it . . . but I’ve been wondering if I need to set aside a little more of me for just him.
When I saw Lisa’s Challenge, I was delighted! This is just what I need to set a new habit of BEing with my littlest one. I always find internet accountablity a little weird, so I usually bow out of these things . . . but this time, I’m on board.
The challenge: to spend fifteen minutes a day, rocking . . . or otherwise intentionally engaging one-on-one . . . one of your children. There’s more about it here! Come on, join us! Seems like a great way to spend these cold months!