Are you spending time with your children?
I am as guilty of this as anyone. Maybe sometimes even more so, if I am to be honest with myself. It’s easy to get caught up in other things while you’re spending time with your children. I find myself checking facebook, texting, or even blogging(!) when I’ve set aside time to spend with the kids. Out of Time Teen is doing the same thing when we’re spending time together, and sometimes I feel like he’d rather not be spending time with me when he’s text messaging someone else. That’s when I realize I need to make more of a conscious effort to really be there when we’re spending time together. I found this blog with some clever ideas for spending time with your kids. 25 Ways to Just Be with your Children.
You only have this time once with your children. Enjoy it as much as possible. My kids probably won’t remember if the house was dusty, or the floors went a few days needing to be vacuumed, but they will remember that I spent time with them when I could.