Last week I said goodbye to my good friend, multitasking.
So, how am I doing?
Not as well as I thought I would.
The hardest part is stopping everything to address one of my kids, or anyone else for that matter.
I'm still working on it. Hopefully, I am better today than I was yesterday. I think it's important enough to do well. I think it shows people that they are valuable to me.
I want to value people. I want to value my kids.
So, I am still learning to make eye contact, to shut the computer or put down the phone and engage wholeheartedly in their conversations.
I still have things I need to get done. I still have responsibilities to tackle. I now just choose to let those things wait for six minutes while Ashley tells me about her new project or while Amy reads me a section from her history book.
Can I spare those six minutes? Absolutely. There's no other way I'd rather spend them.
Who can you give a few extra minutes of your time to today? I'm going to do my best to start finding others to spend my time on.
I can't imagine ever regretting a minute I chose to give away.