this I started to think about our daily life in our home. I think we are a pretty average and normal United
States family. Young children, working
husband and working wife. Typical I
suppose. I would admit that our daily
lives are pretty packed and full – not a bad thing all the time, mostly packed
full of fun and blessings. When we are
getting ready for said blessings I do feel myself running out of time to look
down at those rollie pollie bugs that Jude adores or pretend we are riding a
horse to the car.
What things do you think you are missing in your daily life?
world from a child’s eye. Time to
remember why I love being a parent. Time
to decide to be a part of every moment I have with my children. Time to teach my children character traits of
kindness, patience, and imagination.
buddy we are late, let’s move to the car!” “No you don’t need to play with that
stick” “Come on Jude use your ears, get in the car!” As a working mom I need to remember that
before I clock into work I am mom. I am
Jude and Teagan’s Mommy, which means until the moment I am on the clock I
should be in their world – not the work world.
stop rushing around and start figuring out why we do not have time to stop and
look at those rollie pollies in the morning.
Maybe going to bed earlier, maybe setting the alarm for 15 minutes
earlier, maybe setting a time for Jude to explore? Something needs to change. I do not want my child to feel like his Mommy
is bullying him to get to the car on time in the morning. That is not how I want my child brought
up! I am guilty but now I am changing.
I cannot lie, this will be a struggle for me – I do not like
being late. I will need to gather my
patience in order to follow through with this.
Mostly I want to be able to remind myself that these little creatures
living in our home are learning and growing every day. The slowness that I see in Jude is simply him
wanting to grasp onto every memory or new thing he can see in our home or
outside the home. These creatures also
grow up way too quickly to dwell on being 5 minutes late to work. I am so appreciative of this article for
opening my eyes to my problem.
daily vocabulary with your children?