Friday, January 6, 2017

Five Minute Friday: Connect

This week I'm again participating in Five Minute Fridays at Kate Motaung's blog, (after another long hiatus) encouraging bloggers to write on a prompt unedited for five minutes.  This week's prompt: CONNECT


Break has ended and school scheduled resumed.  The lazy mornings in pjs full of snuggles, games, and books that we got used from the week before have been replaced with the hustle of breakfast, dressed, teeth, backpacks, and winter gear.

As a mom of school aged kids, its easy for me to get caught up in the busy.  School drop-offs, errands, preschool pick up, house chores, school pick-up, snack, homework, supper and bedtime.  Throw in a few extra activities in there (wrestling, dance, church) and you get our average week.

One of my goals right now is to try to connect more with each kid.  A special project just me and a child.  An extra book at bedtime or longer bedtime snuggles.  Teaching a new skill.  Listening to a crazy imaginative play story. Sitting to watch one more extra special dance routine in the living room.
It takes intention but after seeing the benefits of a few days at the slower pace and free-er schedule of break I think its more than worth it. (And before you think our break was idyllic and stress free, there was also plenty of bickering, sibling fights and whining, just to keep it real).

My kids see how I spend my time and notice if I'm really paying attention to them.  I want to be able pour into them so they know how much they are loved.  I want to give them the gift of quality time.  I want to connect with their hearts.

I want to connect my priorities to how I choose to spend the hours I have with them.

I want to connect.



  1. Keep pouring into those children of yours! The connections last for a lifetime!

  2. What a precious heart you have, Krista! Connecting with our kids is the most important thing we can do in my opinion. They will only be small once. I remind myself they won't be asking for much longer to play with me...maybe in some facet, but not like now. Beautiful post!
    Your neighbor here at FMF :)

  3. Connecting priorities - pondering that, thanks


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