Sunday, 5 May 2013

Throw away the gadgets, all my kids want, is to spend time with Mummy and Daddy...

I don’t know about you, but the kids and I get so frustrated with the daily “In a minute” “In a minutes” which seem to happen all the time. It’s just a fact of life, that as a parent, you can’t always be ready on hand to play, answer questions, help with homework etc instantly. Phone calls, cooking tea, housework, shopping, work, the general daily necessities, all mean that being there for your kids every time they want you can be really tricky.

Last week, we went on a family holiday to Center Parcs – it was heaven.
We spent the whole week together.

We cycled, swam, played tennis, did bowling, snooker....
The kids played together, without fighting (for most of the time!)...
They made a den in the woods using branches, leaves and rocks...
We saw deer and fish, fed squirrels and ducks...
We dug holes on the beach...
We played crazy golf...
In short, it was perfect.
I asked Beth what the best part of the holiday was for her. Her answer? Spending time with Mummy and Daddy and doing things together.
Doesn’t that prove a point?
It has taught me that I need to manage my time a little better. I know it will be tough, juggling balls and all that, but life is too short. Maybe a messy house and happy kids is the way to go, fish fingers instead of fish pie every now and then.

It’s all about getting the right balance.
I hope to find it!
Jill x


  1. Hi Jill, Just found your blog via Tots 100. This is a really great reminder to slow down and spend some time with the kids - thanks!

    1. Thanks Karen, and thanks too for being the first to comment on this blog! Jill x