Tuesday, March 8, 2011
it's about quality, not quantity.
we've all heard that before. seems that has become the story of my life since i have 2 teenage daughters.
as the girls have gotten older, especially since starting high school, it's become increasingly difficult to have "family time." they've got their own schedules with early morning weights class, part-time jobs, baby-sitting and a social agenda that would make your head spin. they're perfectly happy with where they are at. it's me that has had to adjust or as they would tell me, "deal, mom."
i've discovered we can pack a lot into little pockets of time. sunday night while dinner was simmering on the stove, it was a 15 minute game of uno and a movie after dinner. monday, the first time we were all together was at the dinner table. we laughed so hard we nearly choked on our food or spewed it at our neighbor. now, what's not quality about that?!
it's all about what we do when we are together ~ whether it be 30 minutes or 3 hours, if i can get a bit of quality time with my girls each day, it's a success. and, i'm happy.