Homeschooling is a huge challenge and committment that I am so blessed to have taken on. I love my family and God has given me this opportunity. But, sometimes I fail in this area…actually, quite a lot. Yes, subjects get taught, lessons are learned, but how much am I getting into my children’s lives? What do I say more, hold on & wait or yes, I will listen? Do I play, not watch them play, but join them? I see them growing up before my eyes and I feel as though I am missing out on a great opportunity.
I’ve noticed my daughter so unhappy lately. So, we had a heart to heart and I am committed to making my time purposeful. To love them, play with them, invest in them. I have one chance and I am taking it head on. So, come on my little kids…Let’s Play, Let’s Cook, Let’s Connect!
Yes, I can buy frozen green beans and frozen broccoli. Yes, I can clean a kitchen and do the dishes on my own. But, I would be missing out on connecting. This week, my mom joined me in the kitchen to help clean while I cooked, to spend time with me. On Friday, my dad helped me cut the broccoli, my daughter helped de-leaf the broccoli and snap the green beans. The next morning, my 2 year old, rushed over to help unload the dishwasher.
How I loved those moments! Even though you can do it all, don’t. Have someone with you, it makes the time go by fast and allows for some heart to heart moments.