Are you a busy parent? Do you fear that you are probably not spending enough time with your kids? Of course, you probably feel rushed and overwhelmed with work, and your constant desire to spend time with your kids is a genuine concern.
However, your kids don’t need fanfare. They need you to connect with them on their level. They want you to be there for them in a manner that shows you care for them. Here are simple and fun ways to make this happen:
It Is the Little Things That Count
Your kids want to spend time with you, and you can make this happen, especially if you are working from home. When they wander into your home office, do not send them away. Instead, find a simple activity that you can do together at the office. For example, keep a coloring book by your desk and let them scribble on it as you work, or teach them how to use a fountain pen that piques their attention on your tabletop. Whatever you do, let them feel that you are genuinely present and that their presence is not a disturbance.
Creating Fun and Quirky Occasions
As a family, you probably have traditions for your holidays. However, do you have silly or quirky ways to celebrate every day? You could have your kids look forward to having ice cream for breakfast on the last day of school. During summer, watch summer movies by the pool or something out of their routine.
Be spontaneous. Have them try using chopsticks to eat regular meals, engage them in water gun wars, and get involved in their dance party breaks- to mention but a few. The thing is that you should try different fun activities together. Find what works for both of you and enjoy special time together with your kids while at it.
Spending Time Doing Things Your Kids Are Into
Your kids may be interested in sports, or they may love spending their time writing and crafting. You should try to spend time with them while they do what they love. Join them outside while they are playing soccer. Or better still, pick a pair of scissors and paper and make an easy craft with them. You can also have writing sessions with them.
More often than not, these activities are things you probably aren’t interested in. You may invest a few minutes, but that would feel like so much more than that to them. Showing interest in what matters to your kids shows them they matter to you.
Spend on Staycations and Family Vacations
Most families only spend quality time on family vacations only once a year. The truth is, this is not enough time to spend connecting with your family. A family vacation could be costly, but you can organize for two-day staycations or a weekend trip out of town.
You will be surprised to know the number of fun and exciting places to explore in your backyards. So take time to do your research, take a day off with your kids, and explore these places as a family.
The goal is to have fun and connect with your kids. It is easily done when you spend more time together and create memories. You can have fun family time and connect with your kids by spending intentional time together, making fun and quirky occasions, spending on staycations, and spending time doing things your kids are into.