I feel bad when I neglect my blog. Poor, sad little internet entity 🙁 It’s not even the good, solid benign neglect I provide to my children. Benign. Neglect. Really sometimes it is necessary.
I have goals and ideals for most of my days – tasks I want to accomplish with the boys, interactions that I want to engage in. I want to talk with them and play games and read. I like when they help me cook and bake and run a couple of errands. I have a mental (and paper) checklist that helps me stay my course. I like when I fill up their cups and they fill mine.
Most of the time, it’s good. Then, sometimes call for some for gentle, loving little ‘go aways’. I don’t say ‘go away’ – I use sweet, little code phrases like:
‘Hey, you have a closet full of games, toys, clay and colored pencils – go use them.’
‘You have brothers and toys, go find something to do with them.’
‘Where’s that book you’ve been reading? Don’t we have some new music on the iPad?’
I would never say that to my blog.
I just know that the holiday weekend will give me lots to blog about – the official start to summer cannot go wrong! I also have a some events I’d still like to catch you up on. Am I allowed to do that next week?!