We clean and clean the house to make it look good, and tell the kids "hang on" when they keep on asking if we can sit with them... read to them... spend some time with them.
Our kids deserve our time and our attention. Our kids deserve some proper "face time" with us, not "back time" as we dutifully clean the kitchen, the bathroom, the lounge.
They need us to sit with them and laugh with them.... tumble with them.... giggle and cuddle with them. They need time with us ... even if it's just sitting gritting our teeth through Dora the explorer!
Our kids want our time. Our kids want time with us.
When I give them a bit of my time, the behaviour improves, and actually I have more time to do what I needed to! Funny how that works.
I need to keep reminding myself to stop for a while. To live with a dusty floor. To leave the washing pile until tomorrow. If other people find that offensive or "lazy" then that's just too bad!!
I want to make a conscious effort to put my kids before the dishes/vacuuming/laundry/cleaning.
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