So, when he gets home and demands that I put on shorts for our sports extravaganza, I hide in the office pressing ‘send’. Then, I tell him I will be there in two minutes, but I really don’t move until he comes back requesting me again. Sometimes I get up and go with him, sometimes I don’t. Just let me do one more thing.
I find with parenting the days are so slow and the years go by so fast.
Before I know it he will not want me to play with him. And then I will put down the email and wish I had this moment back.
It is easy to get lost in the checkboxes of life: the “I have to”, “I should”, “before I do that let me just…”, etc. We hope that crossing all the items on our To-Do list will give us time to later enjoy our family and find time for our passions. But, if we aren’t careful we will miss opportunities to live; the life will go before us.
So how do we reconcile responsibility with living in the moment, being present and being focused, being spontaneous and being organized?
How do we learn to live our lives before it’s too late? How do we make room for being with our children while we work so hard at providing a good life for them? Tweet this.
Using this method will give you an opportunity to stop the time, live your life and enjoy your kids while they are still kids. Added bonus: when it’s bedtime and it’s time for you and your partner, you can kiss them good-night and relax guilt and regret-free.