Daily Play = My Parenting Goal for October

I’m not a stranger to setting a new parenting goal for myself.  Sometimes I meet those goals, sometimes I don’t, but I always feel like a better mom for having made the effort.  Lately, I feel like I’ve been lacking in the creative toddler play department.  Things have been hectic and busy.  I’ve been trying to get my house back in order, grow both of my websites, control my chronic migraines, and a bunch of other things.  All this means that I’ve dropped the ball on quite a few things.

So, now it’s time to get back to the basics of why I wanted to be a stay at home mom in the first place.  I wanted to be a stay at home mom so that I could actually be with my kids.  I missed out on a lot with Andy due to a variety of factors, and I always wanted to “do it better” with Norton and Eudora.

One thing that I’m really out to focus on this month is daily activities with Norton and Eudora.  Fifteen minutes of hands on play where I just give each child fifteen minutes of undivided attention.  (For the first time, I’m relieved that they nap at different times.  Otherwise, this would be pretty difficult.)

I’ve been pinning things on my Pinterest pin boards for around a year now.  Isn’t it time that I start putting these awesome ideas to work?

Here’s my game plan: during Eudora’s morning nap, I’m going to set a timer for fifteen minutes.  During that fifteen minutes, Norton and I will play.  That’s it.  Sometimes it’ll be food projects, sometimes it’ll be arts and crafts, and sometimes it’ll just be goofing around.  Heck, maybe I’ll even attempt some of those ideas that seemed really cool in Pinterest.  What matters is that he’s having fun.  During Norton’s nap (or quiet time), I’m going to attempt something with Eudora.  Maybe we’ll read.  Maybe we’ll play with the sensory balls.  Again, what matters is that it’s fifteen minutes of undivided Mommy time.

And if I can manage my time right, maybe I’ll even get some blog posts out of it!  What do you think?  Want to try daily play with me?

About Suzi

Suzi is an American ex-pat living in British Columbia. She's a cloth diaper addict, wife, mom of three, and President of the Prince George chapter of Cloth for a Cause.

Comments

  1. Meg Michelle Greenan Liani says:

    lmbo about the Pinterest line! 😉 I needed this reminder!! Stuck on the day-to-day to-do lists and a fellow sufferer of chronic migraines, I often forget to schedule one-on-one fun-time! This is super important and I will strive to do this with each of my 3 kids. Thank you for this!! 🙂

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