I'm making an important promise to myself, for my children.
I’m making a promise.I'm making myself a promise to play more.
Recently I’d been contemplating life and how quickly my boys have grown. As soon as my youngest turned 4, I began to panic. How was is that he was 4? Did I no longer have a toddler? I thought about the years and how they’ve flown and how quickly my children have grown.
Yes we’ve had fun.
But have I really really made the most of playing with them?
I mean really. Not just sitting on the floor, scrolling through Facebook whilst nodding to them. Or sitting in the garden, not really playing, but just watching them.
No I haven’t.
I know it, I recognise it almost daily. I need to do more with them. I need to play more with them. Before they’re suddenly grown up and no longer wanting to play with me. Before the technology, game systems and grumbles take over. I need to indulge in their childhood, to make an effort.
A friend of mine leads such a busy life, I don’t know how she does it all, but she’s created a new evening routine. After dinner, they sit down and play a family board game. Every day. This way, they get to have a play all together and at a time that suits everyone. The children get to spend time with Mummy before she has to get back to work. I can imagine that they appreciate and love this quality family time.
It inspired me.
I need to play more. I need to make time everyday. More than once a day to indulge in my children. To be more involved.
So, I’m setting myself a challenge. I’m promising myself that I will play more. And I’m doing this for us all.
I’ve written this in advance, but I will be spending the next month playing more.
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