It’s been a little quiet at Mommy Masters this month, but quite the opposite for The Mommy Master! Summer for us is always filled with a different camp each week, learning new schedules and running around. This summer I decided to cut down on the camps and enroll my kids in Mommy Camp instead.
While I have not gotten much done personally or work wise, from a parenting perspective, my mommy memory tank is full! I realize my kids are getting older and will not always want to hang out with their mom. I am taking full advantage right now and am really enjoying myself.
So…while you haven’t seen many articles from me in the past month, believe me, I have been gathering tons of material for future articles. I can’t tell you how many times I have wanted to lock myself in my office and just write for hours, but decided that playing a game of Monopoly with the boys was a much better way to spend my time.
This week, my oldest is in sleepaway camp and my youngest is in day camp three days a week for a few hours. My middle guy decided he wanted to attend another week of Mommy Camp instead of science camp with his friends. To say I was honored is an understatement. At first I thought about the fact I wouldn’t be able to attend my favorite work out class (AGAIN) or catch up on work, but I quickly realized that all of that “stuff” will be there when he is back in school. He, on the other hand, will only be six once.
We rode bikes this morning, went out to breakfast together (when do we ever have the chance to go out to eat alone?), went to the movies and he is now at a friend’s house for a sleepover (the reason I have time to write this article). What a day! At breakfast I asked him what his favorite camp was so far and his answer was of course, “Mommy Camp”. Yah, all that other “stuff” can wait!
This is your child’s childhood. Seems like an obvious statement but think about it for a second. This is what they are going to look back on and remember forever. The quality times they have with you will shape the type of parent they want to be to their own kids.
I leave you with this thought. If you can, take a break and really spend time with your kids this summer. Let the laundry pile up, let the house be a little messier than it already is, put down your electronics and start making memories that will last a lifetime.
TOGETHER WE CAN MASTER MOTHERHOOD!™