Thursday, July 23, 2009

Mama, please play with us

My husband and I were out most days the last week.

Though the kids were kept busy with their playmates and home activities; they noticed our absences. And MC asked, ' you know what mama, it's been a long time since you played with us. When can you play with us again?'

Though I expected that they would miss our presence, the question jolted me. I know that we are being busy as we are working on something for our future; but I also know that we should not ignore the present. The kids needed us now.

Right there and then I decided to stay home. I devoted that whole day playing with the kids. I realized I missed playing with them, too.

Despite being busy, there should always be a time to play with the kids. Dont wait for tomorrow, there is always time, even a short one, now.

And here's how I manage with my 'short but sweet' playtimes:

1. Mornings I wake them up a little earlier and cuddle with them and tickle them.
2. While combing their hair, we play a game of pretend.
3. On the road I call them and play short puzzle games.
4. Evenings we go for short walks or a quick visit to the playground.
5. If I am too tired, we would simply draw together or read together.

Of course, big playdates and longer play hours are reserved during weekends and holidays.


sandi said...

off topic:

ms. Kengk',

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Nag eemail ako sayo kaso palagi naman denied kaya hinanap na lang kita.

Lumipat na kasi akong ng bagong bahay dito sa cyberkalawakan at syempre ikaw ang unang gumabay sa akin dito noong nag-uumpisa pa lang ako dito kaya hinahanap kita :)

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God bless you always and you family!

see you there,
(you may delete this message)

raqgold said...

hi sandi!

wow, congrats. i am definitely visiting your new site.

SASSY MOM said...

Hi, there! Kids really do miss us. My boy also tells me that. I love how you still squeeze in those quality times with them.

julie said...

Awww, ang sweet naman ng mga kids :)

raqgold said...

sassy mom - we moms cant afford but be creative for our kids ano? esp finding solutions for quality times :)

julie - they were used to playtimes with me that was why they simply have to ask but you are right, it is sweet that they still want to play with me