I have realized something recently. I was made aware of it while I was at Blissdom, but it had entered my mind before and after as well. I felt a bit bad about it as well. For being a Mom, I don't spend nearly enough time enjoying my kids.
Life is always so busy, with all of the other have to do things, that the enjoyment gets swept under the rug. I love my kids and I am rarely away from them, but how much of my time with them is spent undistracted. Until recently I was on the phone more than I spent talking to them.
I have a really bad habit of not giving my kids my undivided attention and it isn't fair to them. I want my kids to know that they are important and Mommy will listen to what is important to them. I want them to know how much I love them and not feel ignored.
Over the next year I am going to do the Mom Challenge. I discovered this challenge on pinterest, you can read more about it at www.liveafabulesslife.com. Other things I am going to do are the organize my days better and designate part of the day to work and the rest of the day to my kids and husband.
The challenge for this week is to eat as a family three times. Yes, we mostly all eat together but we usually eat in the living room with some cartoon on as a distraction. This week even though Matt may not be home to eat with us (due to his work schedule), I am going to do dinner at the dining table. No T.V. or phone calls.
I will let you know how it goes. It is always challenging to change what you are used to.