When our children were smaller, it was easier to have one-on-one time with them. Days were not wrapped up in schoolwork...Reading time was almost always accomplished before nap time and bedtime. Morning songs were sung at rising, and bedtime songs were sung before bed.
Sometimes I long for that simpler time...the days when there was no school to do...Life was easy-going, laid back. Our family has grown and now there are more school subjects to study. I miss the days of kindergarten and painting simple pictures...Story times on Mama's lap.
But alas, the children grow and there is more to learn, more to do. Whenever I have an errand to run I always take one child with me, to have some one-on-one time with Mama. But recently it is never enough! They want more "special time" with me.
I am continually amazed at how the days, months, and years pass by. It seems like only yesterday they were only little toddlers...and soon my eldest will be approaching the double digits! How is my time spent, I have to continually ask myself? Life gets so busy with homemaking, homeschooling, and cooking for many people.
What ideas do you have to make special time with your children in large families?
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