Tuesday, July 28, 2009

It goes too fast...

While we were at the market the other day, my wonderful son looked at me and said, "Mom, it looks like you have a soft tire." And you are thinking.... AND??? lol But it really struck me, and made me stop and think. I have reached the point where I am not just looking out for my kids... they are looking out for me. It is a comforting, yet odd feeling. I love that my kids look out for me... and that they love me (and still even want to be seen in public with me! lol), but what happened to my babies? I look around me, and all of my friends from high school are just now starting their families... and my oldest is going to start her last year in Elementary School... and in another district, she'd already be in Junior High/Middle School. Where did all of the time go?

So I've been trying to spend more quality time with the kids... while still trying to work full time on my business. It's an interesting balancing act. My kids LOVE to help... and sometimes I have trouble letting them. Haley was greeting and speaking to customers at the market on Sunday... SO sweet. But about 50% of me thought "Oh that is so sweet" and the other 50% though, "Oh my gosh, please don't say the wrong thing to the wrong person..." Sometimes I really wish I could be one of those moms that just says to heck with other people, lol, but I just can't.

So what about you? What things do you do to make time with your kiddos? Any board games to recommend? Mine love board games... me not so much, lol. So I'm looking for some quality time ideas... that might not take so long as monopoly...


Catherine said...

My kids are quite a bit younger, but I find that just heading outside usually makes them happy...maybe a game of tag or some chalk?

And I'm totally confused - what does it mean to have a "soft tire"?

Kelly O. said...

Hi there,
I just realized that I haven't emailed to say that I received the key fob...THANK YOU! It's PERFECT!
I've been using it daily and what a difference it has made in my life. seriously. i'm not joking.
amazing. my clothing is not getting ruined from keys around my neck and I'm not hitting myself in my face with keys when I bend over to pick my tantrum-ing 2 year old up from the supermarket floor. and it fits around the kiddos wrists and I'm not worried about them choking themselves with a cord around their neck...
I could go on.
thanks again,