Earlier I wrote a post, on my other blog, about spending quality time with the kids this week. I determined that this week I would focus on playing games with my kids since it is an activity we all enjoy. This morning after we ate breakfast and dressed I was ready to challenge my two year old to a game of Bingo. She had other plans. My three little kids really wanted to play blocks/ army men. My old self would have insisted that this was game week and we needed to play games.
I quickly realized that the point of this challenge was not to spend time with my kids in a boot camp fashion. If the kids want to play blocks all day, that is fine. We don’t have to play games. It wouldn’t be fun to force my kids to play a game in order to spend time with me. That defeats the purpose!
So this week, if your children want to take a detour, let them. Summer will soon be over and schedules will abound. Relax and have fun with your kids this week!
See, I really am flexible! I am building a tower for the army men with my legs crossed!