Written by guest author Debbie Yocum:
A new year is a fresh start, so here is my resolution:
I will try to spend more time with my kids doing more of the things that they like to do. When they want to show me something, I tend to not get up right away to check out whatever it is that they want me to see or hear.
This year, I am going to try to listen to them a little more and make them more of a priority. I quit my job in an office years ago to be closer to my family at home. It isn't always easy to balance work and kids because sometimes I fail to stop working when my family might need me for something important to them.
I hear myself saying "Just a minute. I will be there in just a minute" but then I keep working. Then they have to hunt me down and ask me again. We have become so good at multitasking that we do too many things at once.
Sometimes we need to realize that the really important things should be done without anything else going on. Right now my 10 year old son is asking me to talk to him. He asked me a few minutes ago and I told him..."Just a minute. I will be right there".
See, I need to work on this resolution a little more. I better go find my son and see what he wants to talk about.