I, like many of you, am in the throes of all kinds of end of the school year craziness!! Our calendar is full, as is my heart.
In a week, I have a first grader and a Kindergartener.
Where did the time go?
This seems to be the question that we moms ask fairly often, for various reasons.
For instance, how is it that church started 5 minutes ago and I am still getting the kids dressed?
Or, when you are packing for a trip and it seems like 10 minutes later, you are packing to come home?
I am not an overly sentimental person. I don’t hold a baby and want another one. I throw any craft that comes home with glitter IN THE TRASH. I take pictures, but most of them are stored on my computer!
But, I feel like God is leading me to stop and just absorb my kids right now. Actually, the Holy Spirit is convicting me to relax and play with the kids. He is urging me to cook with them, do crafts with them, read books and devotionals, have somewhat of a schedule of activities for the summer and just breath. I want them to remember the summers, as a child, with amazing memories. To remember time spent as a family, having fun and being together. For so long, I have been in baby mode, nursing mode, pregnant mode and I am so thankful for this phase of our family. To be where we are, still with young kids, but not planning life around 2 naps!!
I want to do this because I don’t want to hear some cheesy, sappy country music song one day describing how time goes by and missing those young years with your kids and think to myself…that is me. I let time get away from me and there is nothing I can do to get it back.
My plan is to make a list of activities we can do this summer. It will range from picking out a recipe, shopping for it and making it, to going to the zoo. I am going to attempt to have some crafty things planned and some structured learning/reading time. I am also going to have some family guidelines and scripture memorization for each week. I am going to move out of my comfort zone of mommying to actually being more diligent in scheduling certain activities.
So, what are some ways you are going to enjoy your kids this summer.