I am a proud mother of a three-year old son (pic on the left) who sleeps no more than 7 hours a night and has to be entertained every second of the day. I must admit that some days I wish he was a different kid.
Do you sometimes feel the same way about your life as a mom and wife? Do you think that God was unfair when he gave you a busy child, little help from family members and limited time to pursue your dreams and passions? Well know this, Jeremiah 29:11, talks about God’s plans for us and Psalms 139 talks about God knitting us together in our mother's womb. This means he knew where our lives would end up. We are equipped to deal with “extra-active kids!” So instead of focusing on what you can’t do or where you can’t go, here are some tips to help you and me capitalize on where we are in life. The RIGHT NOW!
- Be REALISTIC! What is your best time of the day?
- Plan Ahead: Add Extra Time
Add an extra 15-25 minutes to anything you decide to do out of the home. For example: doctor’s appointments or grocery shopping. This will help you to stress less about getting out of the store in 30 minutes (which is unrealistic most of the time when “extra-active kids” are present), or seeing the doctor 40 minutes later than planned (after sitting in the waiting room for 35 minutes).
- You know your child so do what works for them