I know as parents, we are supposed to be teaching our children, but sometimes I feel that my child is teaching me. Today, as I was dusting my house, I realized my 15 month old son was following me around eyeing my dusting supplies. I knew he wanted to help mommy clean, but I just felt I had so much to do, I just continued with my chores knowing it would slow me down. The more I watched him, the more I knew I was missing out on one of the most important things in my life, teaching my son. I finally got a clean rag and handed it to him. You would have thought it was Christmas morning. He ran through the house “cleaning” everything in sight with the biggest smile I have ever seen. It was so worth it and so rewarding to slow down and “teach” my son.
I’m one of the biggest fans of time management and implementing new techniques to maximize my time each day, but I think even time management needs some management. If we are always so focused on our time management of getting everything on our list done, then I think sometimes we miss out on some of the greatest blessings in life.
Lesson learned: I truly believe goals and time management are very important in order to stay on track and get things done, but sometimes it does pay to slow down, enjoy the blessings in life, and realize the “list” can wait a few minutes.
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