We all know kids copy their parents in everything they do. Sometimes we see them copying in ways that warm our hearts (like this photo I captured earlier in the year) and sometimes it is in ways/areas we wish they wouldn’t.
Raeca’s thing lately is sitting and my computer and saying she is “busy” or “writing an email”. Uh, oh. Red light. Guess what I often say to her?
At the beginning of this week I decided to be intentional with my time with Raeca. Now don’t get me wrong, we do stuff together. We play together everyday (she’s usually “making” me pancakes and orange juice), I read countless books each day, we frequently color together and she is always there “helping” when I am cleaning, cooking or baking. But it is really about more than that, it’s about being present when we are doing these things and not thinking about emails I have to send, cleaning I need to do, texts I need to check and my ever growing to do list.
I thought this was a great time to start taking advantage of my “with the kids” board on Pinterest, we haven’t done much from there but hope we will do more in the weeks to come.
One of my favorite things we have done together so far is this hand print art:
We’ve also colored some Dora (in pearls and pajamas of course -her not me):
And some abstract finger painting:
Obviously we tend do do crafty things together. What do you like to do with your kids? I would love to hear all your ideas!