Wednesday, October 3, 2012

31 Days of Celebrating the Moments that Matter: Day 3

This morning my sister and her kids came for a visit. It was perfectly laid back and the older boys had a great time playing outside in this beautiful fall weather that we've been having.
Paisley is quite obsessed with babies these days. When her tiny baby cousin was set down on the floor, she immediately started peeking into his car seat, hugging him, talking to him and she even started to unbuckle him. I can see that when our new baby comes along, she will be quite the helper but, I won't be able to turn my back for even a second.

First Paisley carefully inspected his tiny little toes and before we knew it, she had gently taken his socks off.
 He continued to sleep, while she tried putting his socks onto her feet.
For 31 Days of Celebrating the Moments that Matter: Day 3, I just briefly want to talk about being present.

I think a common misconception about bloggers is that they're on the computer all the time. For some, this might be true but, when I decided to do the 31 Day Challenge, I first made a deal with myself that this wouldn't make me be on the computer more. Instead, I've actually been on the computer less and I feel like this is something that's important to me as a Mommy.

It's easy to have our computers open or check our phones 30 times a day but, is it really necessary? No. Is it a good use of our time? No. And can our kids tell when we're giving them only part of our attention? Yes.

For the entire morning, I've been putting my computer away in our bedroom and I've also been hardly using my phone. I feel like it's helping me be more productive and it's showing my kids that they do deserve my full attention. When we "unplug", so-to-speak, it's easier to notice the things that matter because our attention isn't so divided.

And......I just have to say that I sure hope I don't sound preachy in even the smallest way. These are only the things that God has been working on in me and so that's why I'm sharing them.
Angela

4 comments:

  1. This is a great reminder to be present. I need to do a better job putting the phone away, especially once the big kids come home from school and then until they all go to bed. Tomorrow's a new day! :)

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  2. Preach it, Sister! Lol I love the truth in this post!

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  3. I agree with you 100%
    The kids notice if I am on the phone all day~It does take our attention away from the important things.
    Love your Blog :O)
    Take care...Will visit again tomorrow :O)

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  4. I try to keep them out of sight, so someday down the line, they won't feel like they themselves need to be plugged in all of the time! Being present is always rewarded!

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