With three kiddos now, I sometimes find it harder to slow down and just take it in, breathe in my kids and the little things they do. One of the harder things for me to do is to sit down and just pretend - particularly with Braeden, since that's what he always wants to do. I don't know why that's hard for me - I get a little bored and start thinking about all the things I should be getting done and I just don't get INTO it. But tomorrow I am promising myself to sit down and pretend whatever it is he wants to pretend - that I'm his baby, or that we're camping in a tent, or that he's spiderman and he's here to save me... whatever it is.... and I will play my part well.
You see, my kids aren't going to remember that the house was spotless or that my fridge was organized, but they WILL remember Mommy playing on the floor with them, pretending, or painting, or reading books, or riding bikes. Those are the memories that stick.
SLOW DOWN. Just be with my kids - which includes no computer, no phone, no facebook, ouch! Are you guilty of this, too?
Some of the fun we DID have today:
|An extra one I decided to throw in because they looked so cute. The little one in the middle is my friend, Shelly's little boy, who is best buds with my kiddos.|