Oh, sorry – I stepped away to do homework. No, not my homework although most days I feel like a student. You know, like a 2nd and 4th grade student. Ha ha! Well often times I am trying to test my children on their spelling words while I cook dinner, blog, clean the house, etc., etc. I have to remove myself all the time from my distractions to give 100% to things like spelling tests. You know what I notice? When I am more present, my kids are more present as well. I just spent 10 minutes completely focused on words like enjoyment, destroy and trousers. My child did excellent and I wasn’t having to repeat them because I was missing his answers. Yeah me!!
The picture and quote below popped up on someones Facebook wall the other day. I can’t locate the original source but I love it. Of course I reposted it and several mamas commented about how true it was. What do you think? Do these years fly by? I think so. So take the time, whether it’s reading their favorite book, studying spelling words or making cookies with them — cherish the moments and be present. It’s a gift you can give yourself. I promise.
Now if you’ll excuse me, I’m going to go and snuggle my neighbor/BF’s baby cause she too is growing fast.