Make everyday moments count…that is how to squeeze special moments into a crazy day.
How many times have you thought, I cannot do this job? I am so overwhelmed with meeting the needs of my family.
Yeah, I was having one of those weeks too. I knew I had worked too much, focused on school lessons and completely ignored the relationship side of being mom.
If you are a mom, I am pretty sure you spend a good chunk of your time at the grocery store. Instead of marking a spot on your calendar to rush to the store, make it an opportunity to spend time with your child.
I asked my youngest son if he wanted to go with me to drop his older brother off at youth group. He agreed. Then in the car, I sprang it on him that I needed to do the grocery shopping. He quickly replied, “Oh I would have stayed home if I knew that, grocery shopping is boring.”
He was right. Normally I ran into the store, barked out orders to grab everything on the mighty list. It was a race to see how fast we could get this pesky chore completed.
Not this time. I asked if he wanted to push the cart. I asked him to pick some of his favorites. I promised a snack. We chatted about recent events. I didn’t rush. I found an empty aisle, “Quick jump on the cart.” I whispered. Before his feet settled on the cart, I raced toward the end of the aisle.
We left the grocery store and while loading the trunk with our bags, he announced this was the best shopping trip ever. I smiled and dug his special snack out of the bag.
Then I whispered a prayer of thanks. Thank you Lord, for giving me this moment. For allowing me to understand how I can connect with my kids in this chaotic time.
I write often about ways to fit in homeschooling subjects, but the reason I chose Layered Soul, was to remember that homeschooling should not ignore the relationship side of growing children.
How do you make special moments with your kids in the chaos of trying to mother and homeschool?