For the majority of parents life is extremely busy, especially for working parents. Sometimes we feel lucky just to get ourselves up in the morning, the kids fed and off to school on time. While this is completely normal, it’s important that all parents realize just how important it is to make time for their children.
Think back to when you were a child. What are some of your favorite memories? Was it the hustle and bustle of the morning routine watching your mom and dad hurry to get you and your siblings fed and out the door? More than likely, those are not the memories you hold dear. Instead, you probably remember things like getting up on a Saturday morning to help mom make homemade cinnamon rolls or spending many summer weekends camping with your parents.
Those are the same kinds of memories that your children are going to remember when they are adults, so make sure you take the time to make these memories with them. More than any other time of year, the holiday season is incredibly busy and it’s easy to get lost amidst it all – between the holiday celebrations, winter weddings and birthdays. Therefore, make it a point to slow down a bit and focus on your children. Make some special memories with them that they will hold on to for the rest of their lives. After all, that’s what makes family so special – all the memories we create together!