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I’m not one for New Year’s resolutions. And I’m definitely not one for picking a “word” for the year.
I’ve had business goals since I went full-time as a writer in 2008 but this year I’m setting a Mom Goal.
In 2019, the one thing I’m going to focus on perfecting is being present.
When I say be present, I mean to be more present with my children.
To put down my phone more.
To close my laptop.
To ignore the dishes, vacuuming, or picking up.
To just be.
To read more with them. To answer more of their questions. To just sit with them, cuddle with them, and snuggle with them.
The Days Are Long
You’ve probably heard the saying that the days are long but the years are short.
I’m feeling the effects of that more and more these days. Maybe it’s because my youngest is turning one in February.
Maybe it’s because I know she is my last baby and time has flown by. Maybe it’s because my oldest went off to Kindergarten this year or my middle daughter only has one year of preschool after this one before she heads to Kindergarten.
I’m starting to realize they won’t be little forever so the dishes, laundry, and whatever else can wait.
For now, I’m just going to be…here. With. Them.