I often think about how different my kid’s childhood is compared to mine. Things are so busy so much of the time! But tonight, I let them be kids.
Let Them Be Kids
Life UnEdited #43
Something that has really been on my mind a lot lately is how our kids don’t even have a chance at the kind of childhood I had. It seems that as the years go on, schedules are busier, kids have more expected of them and nothing ever slows down.
On a typical day, my kids arrive home from school, have a snack, and then get their homework done so that they can have some downtime playing outside or watching a show before Dad gets home from work. Then it’s dinner and bedtime.
Today was different..and I LOVED it! It was a gorgeous day outside and my kids wanted to get out of the house and play. I wasn’t going to rebuke that for one second, so off they went to play. Every single kid in the neighborhood was outside riding their bikes, racing, jumping on trampolines, and just running around. And you know what? It took me back to when I was a kid when I was able to ride my bike home from school and mosy about with my friend around the neighborhood. I desperately want my kids to have somewhat of a similar childhood, but it seems impossible! My kids go to school earlier and arrive home later than I ever did in elementary school. There just isn’t time.
But tonight, we made time! My kids didn’t have a set time they had to come in for dinner. They didn’t have a bedtime. We just went with the flow and it was fantastic. I hope they remember nights like this one for years to come!
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Shiree is my other half. She calls herself boring, but she is far from it! She lives in Kansas City with her husband and her 4 kids ages 7, 5, 2, and 1! She really is super mom as she spends hours working on the blog and finding a way to still take care of her kids effortlessly! Shiree was married young and started a family right away. She jokes all the time that nothing could have prepared her for motherhood other than motherhood!
After becoming a mom she decided to get as much knowledge as she could about raising kids and strengthening families so she decided to go to college. She obtained her degree in Marriage and Family studies and is now a Family Life Educator. She has a desire to pay it forward and help other parents raise kids and strengthen their families.