Today I was able to spend some alone time with my middle daughter. We had a much needed Mommy and daughter shopping day, lunch break and most importantly bonding time. She was even able to sit in the front seat while eating her choice lunch (I think this may have been her favorite part of the day)...it was a great day overall.
It's not intentional, but it seems like she is the one that gets the least amount of alone time with me. I read a blog the other day about how one Mom is making it her goal to spend 15 minutes uninterrupted time with each of her children...every day. You may say, "Wow, 15 minutes doesn't seem like a lot of time." Honestly I am trying to figure out if I could even do 15 minutes a day with all three of my girls. Our weekdays are so crammed with activity, but I think it is time to get organized and make those 15 minutes happen. I see such a difference in their behavior when they get a little bit of alone time with either myself or my husband. My youngest is the one who gets the most time; only because she is not in school full time. So, my plan is this: during the week I will start with my youngest when the other two are at school. When the older two get home, I will have my time with our middle daughter after snack and homework. Then before our oldest daughter goes to bed, we will have our time together. I hope that I am able to stick with it and enjoy those precious minutes alone with each of my daughters. Before I know it, they will be in the stage where they don't want to spend time with me, but with their friends etc. For now I am thankful for the 15 minutes. I will enjoy these moments more than the girls will ever know.
“...you are my rainbow to keep. My eyes will always be watching you; never will I lose sight of you.”
― Vesna Bailey
Hi I'm Jen, married to my best friend for 16 years and a Mom to 3 beautiful, energetic daughters. My blog is about life, learning to live with Grace and Girls Raised In The South (GRITS). Thanks for spending some time in my small part of the world! I hope you find a story you can relate to and you'll want to come back!
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