Over the past month and a half, I have been trying to figure out how to balance three kids to one mommy. Mr Napping was able to take the entire month of March off of work and I was spoiled in having an extra pair of hands to answer the “Mooooommmmm… I need you”s. But, he went back to work at the beginning of this month and I have had to figure out this juggling act all over again.
Do you ever feel guilty for not playing with your kids? I have had more than one afternoon where I tuck my older boys in for nap time, sing the shortest lullaby I can think of and them blow them kisses as I back out the doorway to my wailing infant that is insisting he will perish if not fed in the next 30 seconds. I didn’t always love the nap time routine, but I did it and it always took more than 2-3 minutes. And my boys loved it. That’s what mattered. So, now that there is a smaller, more dependent upon me person taking up the time that used to be theirs, I try to make special moments with each of them every day. But, that’s harder than you might think.
Today, Katrina is here from They All Call Me Mom to share some of her secrets and tips on taking time for the kiddos when you don’t have time to spare. Take it away, Katrina!