Last year I talked about detoxing your parenting style.
It's time to do it again. Well, for me it is.
I'm finding myself at an interesting place. My kids aren't little anymore. Well still "little," just not babies that need supervision 24/7. They don't constantly need me as much as they used to, and this allows me to have more free time...
But what am I doing with it? Am I wasting it? Do I spend it foolishly?
Am I throwing away this precious time?
Just because my children aren't constantly calling out for "Mommy" doesn't mean that they don't need me. It doesn't mean that I should be spending this time selfishly. They are still my responsibility.
Even though my oldest daughter can read Little Women (her school book) to herself, how much more wonderful to have her read it out loud to mommy?
Even though my middle daughter can sit for hours drawing illustrations for her stories, how much more wonderful to have me join her in mommy-daughter drawing time?
Even though my son is happy to play outside alone hammering nails into wood, how much more wonderful would it be for me to watch him and praise the work of his hands?
I'm trying to be a parent I can be proud of. Are you proud of your parenting? What areas are you wanting to work on?
(Linking up today with Thought Provoking Thursday)