I have written about the subject of spending intentional time with your kids for over five years. Of recognizing that every moment counts and your children are like little sponges and will soak up what they see and hear in eagerly magnificent ways.
I am happy that finally more and more moms are recognizing and admitting to the “drift” towards isolation that is running dangerously rampant in our world…and in our homes.
I nearly cried (I actually did a bit) the other day…
As I entered the waiting room I checked myself in, and without much thought I walked to the far portion of the waiting room and sat in a chair to the far left. The only other people in that portion of the room were sitting directly in front of me.
My heart immediately warmed as I quickly glanced at the young mother, her hair in a messy pony tail, her outfit casual with flip flops – my kinda mom! Sitting next to her was a four”ish”-year-old girl in equally casual attire and on the floor in front of them was a baby, sitting in a car seat carrier.
It was then that my now-observant eyes narrowed and my head tipped a bit sideways because I noticed the baby was totally disengaged. Sort of staring in the direction of his mother and sister but with a blank expression.
My eyes followed his gaze and what I beheld literally made my jaw drop.
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