Sometimes it's hard being a parent. Sometimes it's really hard being a parent of multiple kids. Most of the time I feel like I am failing them. It seems like there are just not enough hours in the day.
My average day makes a hostage negotiation look like a walk in the park. We start our day at 6:30 -- Breakfast and morning chores. They are at school by 7:30. On a good day I work out at 8 but most of the time that is hit or miss. Then it's off to work. I manage two businesses. Sometimes it's like trying to catch the ocean in a sand pail.Then I pick them up at 2:45 drop them at the house. My office is at home but many evenings I have to work till 6 just to get the necessities done.
Sometimes I stop and realize that it's been a couple days since I really connected with them beyond taking care of their basic needs.That's when a new wave hits me called guilt. That is when I surf Pinterest looking for mommy and me dates. That's when I see all these perfectly posed pictures of moms with their daughters doing some kind of amazing craft. I spiral, I recluse, I escape into Facebook. Punishing myself, isolating them.
That has been my cycle. So I decided since it is February. I am going to make my kids my valentine. And I wanted to invite you along on the journey! Everyday for the next month I will have a challenge for you to do with or for your kiddo. If you don't have kids that's okay you can do them for a spouse a sister or even a friend or other relative that you have felt distant from!
I feel like it's relevant in a month that screams me, me, me. That we take time to focus and appreciate those around us.
Words are powerful! Tell your person today that you love them! Then post on this meme in the group "MISSION ACCOMPLISHED"
I guarantee this short term mission will bring you long term results!