I fondly remember the days when I just had one or even two kids and I did my house work and planned my meals, served in some capacity at church regularly and played with the baby. Such a sweet time. Getting to see every little and big milestone and writing down (or videoing) every cute little giggle or smile.
Side note: When we moved and were packing up everything, I counted the number of videotapes we had of Ezra in the first year. It was over 15 videotapes. Maelyn (baby #4) has about 5 or 6 video’s on my phone…not even whole tapes. No matter what you say (such as “I’ll NEVER be one of those moms who doesn’t have any pictures or videos of subsequent children”), it happens. I do have many pictures, but I have yet to even buy a baby book for her. Sad. I do have an app on my phone, but, still pretty lame compared to Ezra and Keely.
I also remember thinking I didn’t have time to do “anything.” Whatever that means.
Ha. Ha. Ha. Oh the foolishness that abounds. I’m thankful now if I remember to eat.
Anyway, since officially starting school with Ez this year, I’ve become much more aware of many things. I don’t have time to go into them right now (as I should be cleaning the bathroom and baking a dessert for tonight’s guests. Sorry Smiths!), but one of them is the amount or quality of time spent with each child. So my question for all of you with more than one child is……How do you specifically get time with each child individually? I know that some of you go out on dates with your kids a couple times a month, but I’m more interested in the day to day or week to week basis…meaning, not an “official” date type deal. I do get time with Ezra most days since he doesn’t take naps too often anymore and that’s when I do some school stuff with him. We get to talk and learn and be free from the chatter of the girls. I also get time with Mae in the early morning and sometimes in the evening too. The two middle girls I don’t get much time with though…..any ideas from anyone on intentionality with each kid amongst the busyness of life and responsibility?
Got some time with this crazy today. Love her.