Monday, May 12, 2008

Random Mommy Tip #3

Posted by Tracy Wainwright at 8:38 PM
Get on the Floor
Tonight I got on the floor and played with my children. It was wonderful and reminded me that I need to do it more often. In trying to keep balance in everything (including writing about keeping in balance) I've neglected just hanging out and playing with my children. There's always something to do. But, as I was reminded tonight, they won't always want to get on the floor, make a tent, roll around and get tickled and tackled silly. They may not remember this particular night that mommy took time to play. But I want them to know that they're a priority and just getting on the floor and giving them my undivided attention for 30 minutes tells them "you are important to me and I enjoy spending time with you." That's worth letting the laundry go until tomorrow.

1 comments on "Random Mommy Tip #3"

Anonymous said...

Hey sis, that's the hard thing to remember when there is everything to do. What the boys and I do is throw pillows. I have small pillows with Pooh Bear and we throw them and attack and are just silly. It's a good bonding time, and even though David doesn't usually partcipate beyond giving pillows to Jonathan and I he will ask can't we throw pillows tonight. Thanks for the reminder that our kids need our play time as much as they need our love and nutrious meals. Love ya, Gayle

Monday, May 12, 2008

Random Mommy Tip #3

Get on the Floor
Tonight I got on the floor and played with my children. It was wonderful and reminded me that I need to do it more often. In trying to keep balance in everything (including writing about keeping in balance) I've neglected just hanging out and playing with my children. There's always something to do. But, as I was reminded tonight, they won't always want to get on the floor, make a tent, roll around and get tickled and tackled silly. They may not remember this particular night that mommy took time to play. But I want them to know that they're a priority and just getting on the floor and giving them my undivided attention for 30 minutes tells them "you are important to me and I enjoy spending time with you." That's worth letting the laundry go until tomorrow.

1 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hey sis, that's the hard thing to remember when there is everything to do. What the boys and I do is throw pillows. I have small pillows with Pooh Bear and we throw them and attack and are just silly. It's a good bonding time, and even though David doesn't usually partcipate beyond giving pillows to Jonathan and I he will ask can't we throw pillows tonight. Thanks for the reminder that our kids need our play time as much as they need our love and nutrious meals. Love ya, Gayle

 

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