I'm linking up with Erin, Kelly, Jennifer, & Courtney again for the Build 'Em Up series! Today is all about playing with your kids. I've got 2 of those, so allow me to dive right in...
I have a confession: sometimes I think it hard to play with my boys.
Let me back up. I was a 1st grade teacher until G was about 9 months old. He was in daycare full time & I thought it was so hard. I left work as soon as I could every day & couldn't wait to spend every single second before bedtime with my baby boy. I didn't get to play with him all day, every day & sometimes I think that made me appreciate that time so much more.
Now, I am a SAHM to a 2 1/2 year old and a 7 month old. I'm with my boys all the time. The play time is never ending & there are more times than I'm proud of that I'm not fully "there" while interacting. I actually already wrote about this back in January. Not fully being present was something that the Lord has really convicted me of doing. I'm a work in progress, but I have really been mindful of putting my phone away while I'm with my boys & I only use my computer when they are sleeping.
Grayson is at such a great age right now & he deserves my full attention. Guess what I have realized now? HE IS SO MUCH FUN. Okay, I already knew that. BUT? It really is so much fun to play with him & see how his little mind works. I love watching his imagination run wild. I also love how excited he gets when I sit on the floor with him & play trucks. I'm excited for the time when Griffin starts interacting more & he can really play, too.
So, basically, over the last few months I've realized that my toddler wants to play with me, not a mama who is attached to social media. I'm so thankful for that conviction I had at the beginning of this year because I am enjoying playing with my boys so much more now that I am fully engaged. It is fun!