Today, we’re doing a little photography for a homeschool project. Tomorrow, we start our next school year, have a yearbook meeting, and will probably have an afternoon activity. We’ll be swimming with friends later this week; going to a party this weekend; and don’t even ask to see the calendar for July, it’s probably almost filled. Why are we so busy?
Perhaps I’m silly, but I want to make the most of the time I have with our kids. I want to go roller skating, swimming, and hiking. I enjoy planning yearbook parties, park days, field trips, baking days, sewing projects, and more. I like being able to spend time with our kids. Before I know it, they are going to be grown and doing these things with their own families. For now, it’s my time and I’m enjoying it.
When our children show interest in a particular area, my husband and I do our best to be involved. If they participate in any activity, we want them to experience it to the fullest. So, we plan, prepare, and volunteer to help (if necessary).
Not everyone understands this. Our need to know where our kids are, what our kids are going to be doing, and our constant involvement bothers some people. Why can’t we just drop our kids off like all the other parents? They don’t seem to understand how much we cherish this time with our kids. The thought that we don’t want to be away from our kids confuses them. We like being with our kids, spending time with them.
When we’re not out-and-about having fun, we’re enjoying time together at home. Many days you can find us relaxing on the couch, taking in a movie. We watch movies together; we lounge-about, reading; we cook; we garden; we play games; and many other things.
This is about creating wonderful memories and building our family relationship. The activities we plan are not empty, created to take up time, but meaningful opportunities with family and friends.
Wanting to soak up every moment I can with my kids isn’t silly; it’s good parenting. I love my kids and I want my kids to know that. I want our children to leave our home with fond memories, a strong sense of family, and a solid foundation built on Christ. What better way to do that than spending as much time together as possible?
“Behold, children are a heritage from the Lord, the fruit of the womb a reward. Like arrows in the hand of a warrior are the children of one’s youth. Blessed is the man who fills his quiver with them! He shall not be put to shame when he speaks with his enemies in the gate.”
🔔Time to Chime In: What is your family’s favorite activity to do together?