When am I going to find time for FUN?

"The key is not to prioritize what's on your schedule, but to schedule your priorities."
-Stephen Covey

Having FUN with my child is a high priority to me. Therefore, I have to make it happen. But, my days are full. I work. I clean. I cook. I organize. I schedule. I volunteer. I plan. I study. I relate. I learn. And...so do you. Moms are busy. But, I want my little guy to know that he matters more to me than having a well-organized closet, or having a well-known name in the community. He's pretty close to the top of my priority list (only behind God and my husband), and my actions should show it. So, here's what I set out to accomplish each week:

3+ "Special Time" Activities.
20+ minutes each.

This isn't to say that we don't do something fun every day. In his mind, we definitely do. We have lots of simple, spontaneous, silly fun. But, I've set a goal to think of at least three make-his-day kind of things that we can do together. We both win when I'm intentional about planning FUN things for us to share.

He and I both agree...It's a good feeling to have one's priorities in order.


Melanie Oakley said...

Sooo true Les!! Thanks so much for continuing to inspire me to be the best Mommy I can be for my girls!
PS. Got the Busy Preschooler book! Thanks so much...what an excellent resource!


FunMom said...

Hey Mel, glad to hear you got your book. Thanks for the story, posted it today (6/30/10)


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