Thursday, 19 April 2012

Thankful for You and Me Time

If you are anything like me, there are just not enough hours in the day. On top of my usual chores at home, and working part-time, I tend to get lost in tasks, and before I know it, 2 hours of my precious time has been taken up doing what could have been a 20 minute job. So how do we juggle life and still find time to tend to the emotional and physical needs of our children.

There is a lot of talk about of how important it is to have "me time". It is just as important for a parent to fit in some "you and me time". It doesn't matter whether you have one child or ten, they need and benefit from attention from their parents. Each child is different, and so the activities that they would prefer to do with you differ too. Some children just like to have you in the same room with them and chat, while others are more physical, and need to sit on your knee while reading a book.

I have been blessed with two "touchy feely" children. Whilst they are both different in their drive and personalities, they both crave physical connection and interaction with us.

We often get asked "can you play with me", because even though we make an effort, it is never enough to satisfy their cravings.

These are some of the things we enjoy together:

Playing the Wii
Reading books
Colouring in
Playing basketball
Walking the dog
Playing card/board games
Playing soccer
Swimming 
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