Life is so insane, our schedules are full up making sure our children have everything and get to do everything and that they are fed properly. That they attend ballet and soccer, French lessons oh and don’t forget the Italian algebra in Chinese pre varsity course that they need to attend just in case they need it for college. I’m joking but we so busy being our children’s PA’s that we sometimes forget to be their moms.
In a Lifehack blog post that I read, a teacher asked her students, on Mother’s Day, their advice on how to be a great mom. Take some time and think about your answer, think of it from a mom’s perspective and then think of it from when you were a child…….
What did you come up with???
Guess what! Al they want is to spend time with you. That is it!
Just lying on the bed chatting,
Reading them a story
I have a mug of hot chocolate/ cocoa with my son and we chat about life
NEVER underestimate the power of hugs and kisses and telling them how much you love them or how proud you are of them
Taking time out with each child on their own no siblings just quality individual time
Colouring in with them, I mean sheesh! They even have adult colouring in books
Involve them in planning the weekend activities, I am lucky, my boys just want me to play tag with them, (bonus workout session)
Have movie night on the chilly autumn and winter nights where you can eat chocolate and cuddle under blankets and duvets with pillows and fluffy socks.
They just want you, they just want time with their mommy. So when you are madly sorting out their diary and schedule, don’t forget to block out some time for mom. They will be so happy, and so will you.