I'll just put that out there right now. Ha. It baffles me how some moms seem able to entertain and play games with their kids all day...props to you, mama!
I am a good worrier though! I worry sometimes if I play with my daughter enough, if I give her enough undivided attention on a daily basis..etc. It may seem silly, but it is something I think about. I don't want to be a boring and too-busy-to-bother mum!
I clean my house, I tackle blog work, I cook, we go on walks and to the park...and during all of that I am present to Moo. She's always with me, following me...we toddler chat back-and-forth and of course I fulfill her needs. Still. I sometimes feel like I need to make a bigger effort to slowwww down and just sit with her once a day- no iPhone, computer or anything like it allowed within a 10 foot radius...b/c as you can see I couldn't resist Instagram-ing her coloring ;). lol.
I don't even think I need to "entertain" her, per say. I just need to be fully present. Ya dig? Anyone else dealing with this?
So...I started something new this morning- something I hope will stick and make Moo and I closer in a new and special way.
I put everything down at 9 am and simply sat with her, played "bocks" (blocks) and colored on two big sheets of paper on the floor, & read books...for 1 hour. Just 1 hour. I could see she was soaking it up...I think she was surprised almost that I wasn't rushing off to tackle the next project. Most days I am running around like a mad woman- keeping our home clean, errands, working on the blog and meeting other deadlines.
I noticed how this time was not only calming for her but for me also. It was actually really lovely!
Day-to-day mom life can be crazy. So crazy.
I almost get lost in it sometimes, but I am coming to the realization that I need...need to make some time for my little toddler. One day she may not have the luxury of having just me for an hour every day...or she may not even want it anymore *sniff*.
I want us both to have that time now. I'm going to do my best to make it a daily priority. :)
Anyways, that's my little random Real Talk ramble. I'd love to hear from you too!
ps. I am wayyy behind in the Wallis competition, but I think I can make it to the top 5...only with your votes! :) Vote here.