Today I have my "Mommy" hat on today. Summer has begun and feeling the need for extracurricular activity. My kids are wanting me. All of me. Not the mom on the computer. Not the mom watching TV. They want the mom that pays attention. The mom that plays with them, chases them while playing tag, colors with them in their coloring books. I'm realizing more and more as they get older that I won't be asked to do this much longer. So then why is it easier said than done? When they ask me I don't say yes every time. Then I lay my head down at night and think about what I didn't do. But we have to be careful to not let guilt set in and look at all we did do. We may have washed clothes or the dishes. We may have vacuumed and dusted. Cleaned toilets or mopped floors. We did do something for our children. It may not have been something the kids would have wanted us to do with them, but for today we did something that gives our kids a home to be happy in.
Tomorrow we play!