In My House

Being Present


I recently read this quote and it really hit home for me. I definitely struggle being present with my daughter. It is not that I don’t enjoy my time with her, but I always feel my To Do List tapping on my shoulder. When I’m playing with her in the evening or feeding her dinner, I am often thinking about something that happened at work that day or pondering the long list of household chores I need to do as soon as she goes to sleep.

Does anyone else have this problem?

I’m posting this quote here to remind myself (and anyone else who needs this advice) to take a deep breath and really be present during story time, meal time, bath time, or any of those other moments with our little ones. They won’t be little for long.