Parenting is a huge sacrifice. Every day you give of yourself for someone else.
Little people who need to be loved and guided in preparation for "life as we know it" rely on us as parents.
I've noticed lately that I have a tendency to slip into a very selfish mode far too often when my kids are around, and I don't like it.
I look at my phone too much or get on the computer too much or quickly glance at Pinterest.
Come on.....can someone say Amen?!
I know I'm not the only one.
Occasionally I have what I like to call, "I'm SuperMom!" parenting days.
After deciding to consider what makes those days different than all the other days of the week when I suck as a mom, I have found that the solution to being SuperMom is simple.
Pay attention to your kids and step away from the technology!
My generation is completely stuck on technology. It's like we start to have withdrawals after only a few minutes without checking some sort of status.
And please know that I am preaching to myself here! I am the worst.
But, I have noticed that my life as a parent is so much easier when I give my kids the attention they deserve and stop being so selfish with my time.
Do you struggle with this?
I don't know why it's just now occurring to me. If it's not the computer, it's my phone, or occasionally the TV.
So my solution? Make a pact with myself to stop multitasking with my kids. It's not fair to them or to me. And the honest truth is that everyone is happier when we're all in the same place at the same time (without technology taking their momma to someplace else).
Want to join me? You can do it. Go ahead....step away from the phone....
.....day 117 of a year of writing.....