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Getting My Head in the Game
Posted By Jessica Fisher On July 11, 2008 @ 3:36 pm In Uncategorized | 1 Comment
Recently as I sat out on the back deck watching my boys run through the sprinklers, I realized that it had been quite awhile since I had just sat and watched them play. I couldn’t even remember the last time I did that.
It was a sobering thought that I’ve been “too busy” multi-tasking to just stop and smell the roses, so to speak. It was really pleasant to sit there in the cool evening and to watch them laugh and play. It relaxed me in a way that sitting at the computer or reading a book does not. They were just having a ton of fun. Oh, that I could be that way, too.
Since then, I’ve tried to be more deliberate in giving them my undivided attention. It’s the small things, like:
In some ways, I look at this as “getting my head in the game.” Yes, cooking, cleaning and writing are important aspects of my life. But, being their mom and making memories with them comes first. Twenty years from now most of the stuff I do won’t matter.
But, my relationships with my children will.
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