Thursday, October 18, 2012
Before General Conference I kept feeling like I need to make more of an effort to form strong family bonds. I keep feeling like I am living my life for bed time. I'm busy all the time! and then I'm pooped and just want to toss the kid in bed and relax (watch TV and eat ice cream). I keep feeling guilty about this. Like I'm not spending my time with my kids very wisely. Then when we watched Conference I felt it even more. I started to realize that in order to achieve my goals I might have to give up some of that precious evening relaxation time. So I tried two things. Since my kids are in school they still do need to go to sleep early but I talked to Casey and suggested we institute a plan where he and I rotate nights choosing the activity we'll do when they are in bed. We've gotten boxes unpacked, laundry folded, carpeting ripped off the stairs, and other small repairs done. It's been great (although it does take effort to make it happen, and we have missed nights)! The other change we've started is letting the kids stay up late on weekends. They have stayed up late before but usually just watching movies. I've been trying to suggest more interactive activities. We did the sewing last weekend and it was so fun. I'm really hoping we'll keep it up!
Posted by Amanda at 6:10 PM