On Friday night, after careful consideration of bugs and broken arms, we decided to go ahead with our plan. Daniel went to my parents and Mignon off to Etienne’s folks.
It went really well until 6h30 (pm) when Etienne’s Mom called: Mignon wants to come home, she wants Mommy. I must confess, I was more than a little flattered, so I zipped over to collect her. It actually worked out well, Isabel still got to choose who she wanted to read to her (me) and who she wanted to go to the movies with (me). We left Daniel with my Mom a little later on Saturday and Etienne took Mignon to see a movie as well as next weekend is a little busy, so it worked out well.
Yes, there is a pattern emerging. My children need more of me, all of them. And they all need individual, undivided attention, so we need to put our heads together and work within the time we have every day and over weekends to have family time and individual time and couple time and friend time and alone time.
I just have no idea how to divide what little time we have already to give more to our children.
I DO know that they need it, I can see the difference in them immediately.
How do you divvy up your time so that there is enough for everyone? Do you think it is even possible?