We spent the last 2 weeks on holiday with the boys so they have been getting a lot more quality time than usual, as Mama and Papa have relaxed and not been distracted by screens and jobs and tiredness and and and….
One of the things I really focussed on was ‘keeping pace’. We did a few little walks and I felt the gentle pull in my heart and reminder to walk with not a few steps behind or in front of my boys.
I naturally hurry. I hate to be late. I like to be early – this doesn’t always translate to being really present in enjoying the wonder of the world through a 5 and 3 year-old’s eyes. I don’t want my boys to look back at their childhoods feeling like they were always being hurried places.
Wee Bounce often walks at a 3-year-old pace – distracted by something here and something there. You know, enjoying the journey rather than racing to the destination.
And so on our walks I slowed down, I breathed, I listened to him chatting and I kept pace. And that is the kind of mama I want to be. I want to hold this reminder in my heart and to wander the journey with my boys rather than rush them from one destination to another.
What have you been doing with your little ones this week?
This year I am making more of a conscious effort to have quality moments with my boys. B.M.W.B (becoming the mama I want to be) is my way of recording and hopefully inspiring other mama’s too. Please inspire me with the little moments you are snatching with your little people OR with ideas I could do with mine. If you have blogged about it please leave a comment so we can all visit and encourage each other.
Simple. Achievable. Intentional: becoming the mama I want to be