Facebook has been very good lately about reminding us of what we were doing in previous years on a daily basis. I love this since it gets me back on track when I am having a bad day. The boys will have been fighting, the dogs won’t stop barking, I don’t seem to have the hours in the day to accomplish what I need to do… Saying all that, I still check Facebook and there they are, my two little babies in the hot Texas sun just a few years ago sitting on Santa’s lap. So sweet, so small, so bald…
Facebook did it again the other day when up popped a photo from a year ago when I had set up Christmas colored legos and enticed them with hot chocolate.
I love setting up projects or “strewing”. Strewing is basically setting out something new or interesting that will attract their interest. I don’t know about your home, but this seems to really work in mine. They may not be interested, but if other distractions are cleared away and their is a focus, my children seem to really delve into a project and it gives mama a chance to breathe. Or yet, work with them on a project that doesn’t involve loud yelling or stress. It takes a tiny bit of planning ahead, but I think it is worth the quality time or quiet time that follows.
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