So what do we do?
Well for the yesteryears, for those who are crafty, keep scrapbooking and finding ways to preserve those memories. It might be photo books, albums, or the good old scrape box that you'll get to some where over the rainbow.
But for now,I say, Go out and ride.
I find myself in this season of elementary age kiddos so occupied by housework, cooking, and character building that I often forget to play. Yes, I have to challenge myself everyday to play with my kids. They are older now, so sitting on the floor rolling balls to them while the cue is out of the question, but I that's what I spent most my time doing when they were younger. It seemed they were always in my lap on my hip or strapped around me. They were closer to me than me. lol
Believe it or not, they still need that wonderful communication of touch and time.
Yes, they are bouncing off the walls, running around after each other and avoiding chores at all cost, but down deep they still need us parents to sit with them, hold them, and play with them.
Have you lost your playtime?
Get it back.
I can assure you, your home will feel and be different with those moments put in place. Remember, they are now able to make memories for themselves, and I bet we all want them to remember us playing with them in some way.
When I look back on my life, those are the memories that make me the most happy, enjoying good times with my family.
So what do you say, take time to play today.
Get up and go for that ride.
Remember you are building a pool of memories that your children will enjoy diving into when they are adults and even parents.
You can do it.
P.S. Give away
To encourage you to get out there and ride, I am giving away
a package of note cards my friend ReNee Ehrhardt-Dillings made.
Just comment below.