I like to consider myself pretty relaxed BUT I have learnt over the years that I have a list of stuff I need to take when I take my kids anywhere. I like to be prepared for all possibilities on outings (after many incidents) so I pack LOTS OF STUFF. We went to a local playground yesterday. For this simple trip I took:
It’s a mission. It’s crazy! It annoys me I have to prepare for a little trip to the local park. It annoys me I have to unpack most of these things when I get home each time.
This morning we went on an outting … to our cubby house in our back yard. What did I pack? NOTHING! What did I prepare? NOTHING! Our kids have so much fun in their cubby, and I get to actually really relax because there is no preparation involved at all.
Everything I may need is 20 steps away. Ahhhhhh … lovely.
Now that we are well and truly back into the school year and daily grind, it’s easy for parental guilt to sink in.We’re so busy with work, life and endless to-do lists, we’re exhausted, and playing with our kids is not always our top priority. And it shouldn’t always be,
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