Let your “to do” list go, realize that the housework will still be there when you are done, and simply take 15 minutes to play with or focus on your child.
Pull out crayons and color a picture. Build with legos. Play a game of basketball with your teenager. If your teen loves video games and you don’t, sit down and join them in their game. If your daughter loves to play dolls, do some pretending right along with her. If you son likes to play with cars and trucks, build a road with blocks and join in the fun.
If you fall into the “fun” mom category, this might not be a difficult assignment. But if you’re more of a type-A-get-things-done-mom, this might be more of a challenge for you.
I’d love to hear about your experience!