Being a mother of six is a big responsibility. The schooling, bathing, clothing, cooking, and cleaning most often overshadow the loving, nurturing, and just plain being with my children.
Do you ever feel like you need a time out from the busy-ness that is life?
Since Daddy was away this evening, I decided to just hang out with my kiddos. We ordered pizza, watched a movie, giggled, and enjoyed just spending time together. I didn’t worry about what I needed to do or what wasn’t getting done. I felt closer to my babies and boy, did I miss just being close.
Sure, Noah was all over the place, Ben wouldn’t sit without at least having his toes touch my leg (or arm, or head), and it seemed like Josh and Julia just couldn’t sit still. I have piles of laundry to wash, and even more piles to fold and put away. The dishes are undone, lessons unplanned, emails unread, and posts unwritten. And, did I mention that there is a huge mess in the living room?
But, none of that matters much, because my babies and I shared an evening that could have been lost to busy-ness. We took a time out, together, and it’s nights like these that will become cherished memories.
Have you, like me, let the busy-ness of being a parent prevent you from just enjoying your kiddos? If so, I urge you to take a time out with them. It could be a few moments, an evening, or even a day or two, but just take the time to enjoy being with your kids without any distractions. The time goes by too fast to be too busy!