This is our first year where we have multiple activities on a week day night. It’s been an adjustment for us all and now I know why I avoided it for so long. On these nights where we rush around it’s extra important that I get some one on one quiet time with each of the kids. I put them all into bed and then slowly start sneaking into their rooms one at a time. We talk about what they hope to do tomorrow and whether or not there are angels always watching us. They each separately ask me if I will return to check on them before I go to bed because they know I can’t help doing it. Although these nights are busy, they are my favorite. Intentionally carving out that little piece of time is the best part of our time together.
Kristina Grum is a Certified Parent Educator who has over a decade of experience working with children, including being a classroom teacher. She currently teaches parenting classes in her local area and writes about shifting parenthood from barely surviving to thriving.