Ok, question for all those moms out there! Do you ever feel like you’re not giving your child enough “quality” attention?
Ethan and I have a routine that we try to do every week. We sit down and ask each other how to be better spouses/ parents. When Ethan answered me a couple of weeks ago about
how to be a better parent to Ollie, he told me that I should try spending more quality time with our son. To be honest, at first I was pretty annoyed. Didn’t he know the countless hours I spent watching Ollie? Time that I tried to split working on the house, doing odd jobs for our business and living life in general.
Did you see it? Key word there, “watching”. The more I thought about it, the more I came to realize what he actually meant. Yeah, I spend time with Ollie. He is in the kitchen with me as I wash the dishes or playing on his mat as I work around him in the house. But when do I put down everything that I am doing and sit with my son? Chase after his train or let him crawl all over me like a jungle gym?
To be honest, I was kind of disappointed with my self and realized that I needed to apologize to my son and my husband. I was losing quality time with my baby. Time that I will never get back, just to finish a piece of furniture or wash the dishes.
So for the past few weeks, Ollie and I have quality time together. Time where we eat cheerios and blueberries, play peek a boo and read books. We play pranks on daddy and belly laugh when Ethan gets us back!
Our son is amazing and I am so blessed to be his momma. So thank you Ethan for enriching my life even more by encouraging me to be an even better wife and mom! For all the rest of you mom’s out there, please spend quality time with your kids. The dishes might not get done or the laundry folded but your life and your baby’s life will be all the richer!