Yeah, yeah… it’s an ad…we know.
However, the reason it is so moving is that there is a lot of truth to it. I know that this may bring up feelings of guilt, but I think as parents…in order to be GOOD parents, we need to let go of guilt.
This should serve as a reminder that material possessions can be fantastic, but they are not a substitute for spending time with your children. Just take small steps, you don’t have to take out quality time from work or from yourself. Just start with 10 minutes. Set the timer and do something ridiculous and unexpected with your kids! I remember one of our readers said her kids were upstairs watching a movie and she bombarded them with foam swords and challenged them all to a duel. She took 10 minutes out of her normal scheduled time for doing dishes to start this impromptu sword fight, which delighted her kids! Once the timer went off, she went back to washing dishes and finished just 10 minutes past schedule.