Today is a new day. A fresh start. A clean slate.
Today is the chance to do things differently.
Today I will…
Listen, truly listen, to what my kids are saying.
Not be distracted with social media, studying, or work.
I will leave the computer behind and ignore the ringing phone.
I will live in the moment rather than rushing it along to get to the next task.
Follow their lead rather than force them into what’s most suitable for me.
Watch them choose their own adventures.
Kiss them when I want to yell.
Hug them when I feel myself lose patience.
Smile when I feel like crying.
Laugh when they gang up on me.
I will join in their laughter and dance to their silly songs.
I will gladly play 87235 rounds of Peek-A-Boo just to hear the laughter it provokes.
I will forget the phrases of “in just a minute” and “you need to wait” and “not right now”.
Today, I will be here. Fully here. Loving every minute of it.