“Children don’t need more things.  The best toys a child can have is a parent who gets down on the floor and plays with them” – Bruce Perry

 

There’s so much I want for our kids….and it’s so easy getting caught up doing stuff for them (because they also do have A Lot of needs! 😀🤔) but I am constantly reminding myself that what matters even more is being present.

And sometimes I literally need to remind myself to switch the computer off or put my phone down, and Play.

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They grow up so fast anyway that the window of opportunity to really play with them is quite short.  One thing I do know is that the memories that we make are some of the most important things that they will hold dear for the rest of their lives, and I want to make sure that I am in those memories, not just cooking and cleaning up after them but being present in life moments with them.

 

 

Feature image by Vanessa Bucceri on Unsplash.