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If you are anything like me, I’m sure that you are incredibly busy every day. Lots of us work extended hours at work now, and once we get home there is still a lot that needs to be done, including preparing the evening meal and all of the housework. By the time you finish all of your chores and jobs, you might find that it’s already time to put your kids to bed and you haven’t spent any quality time with them at all through the day.
Do you wish you could spend more time with your kids? Here are some ways you can still enjoy quality time with them even when you don’t have much time.
Plan Time Into Your Daily Schedule
One of the best things you can do is to try to add some time with your kids into your schedule. For instance, I’m sure you could plan an hour after you come home from work to hang out with your little ones. You can always save some of your chores for once they are in bed. Or why not get your kids to help you with some of your usual jobs? Kids love to help out, and I’m sure young children will be keen to help you fold all the clothes while you are doing the ironing.
Write Them Notes
If you really can’t fit in any extra time to your schedule for hanging with your kids, there is one way you can let them know that you are still thinking about them. You could send them letters or leave them notes around the house for them to find while you are away. This could be a fun thing to do if you only have a limited right to child visitation. When you drop them off back at their other parent’s, you might want to sneakily leave a note that they will find once you’ve left.
Enjoy A Break With Them
No matter how many chores you have to do or how busy you are with housework, you will certainly deserve a break at some point! Why not spend this break playing with your kids? You could enjoy a cup of tea while reading them a story, for example. Or you might want to help them finish off their homework. No matter what you choose to do with them during this break, I’m sure you and your kids will really enjoy spending this time together.
Eat Your Meals Together
Some parents are so busy that they don’t even have the time to sit down with their kids and have a family meal together. Make sure you aren’t one of them! It is essential that you endeavor to eat as a family as much as possible. This is good quality time together, and it will also help your kids develop a healthy relationship with food.
Children who spend plenty of time with their parents often grow up into well-rounded adults. So, make sure you make some time for your kids!