Sometimes as a busy parent we never allow time for ourselves let alone for our families. We get so caught up in the hustle and rustle of life. Now we have social media, if we are not on our computers, it is our phones or tablets. Sometimes the business in our lives can not be helped and we tell ourselves tomorrow, I’ll make more time. Tomorrow it will be better. The only problem is, that there are too many tomorrows. Our children wait for our attention and our time. Some of the busy time is for our children. Making sure that the bills are paid, a roof is kept over their heads and food in their stomach. Making sure they have clothes and all the things that they need to get through this life.
The problem is we do not know when to stop. Instinct tells us, the moment we do is the moment it all falls apart. It is so easy to fall into this lie. A trap that life has designed for us to fall into. To keep parents and children as far disconnected as can be. So the world can be our children’s teachers and parents. But all this can be stopped, even for a little while. Taking a moment in this thing called time and cast it aside as though it doesn’t exist. Imagine yourself pressing the pause button knowing that what ever you need to do will be waiting for you to continue at your convenience.
This is such a life that I tend to slip into now and then. As I see my life getting busier I force myself to stop and to take a moment, first for myself then for my child.
There was nothing extraordinary about this day, just a normal day just like the next. With my new challenge and blog and vlog as well as running my business and working on my career and singing, life was getting pretty busy. So for dinner I decided to put on the barbecue and put on chicken and burgers. Now unless there is a gathering the barbeque does not get turned on.
The dinner wasn’t anything special but it was the time and energy put in, to cook dinner in this way. Needless to say I had a very happy child and it got me thinking. That it doesn’t always have to be big jesters or massive surprises, but the little things that are quite simple and create little moments. A little forward thinking and planning can go a long way. It is only moments from your busy life that can make a difference to your childs day or week.
Caring and looking after a child is more than just providing things that money can buy. It is those little moments that you can take out and give to them.
Remember what you put in you get out.