“Mommy watch me!” exclaims Bryan…our four year old water ninja. He wants to be noticed…all summer long. Our seven year old, Addison, also wants attention but he doesn’t ask quite as often. They both want someone to notice their water tricks, their biking moves, their Lego creations, their army men lined up, and the list goes on and on. “Watch me mommy.”
Right now, I am the only one awake. I blog in the early morning hours before the rest of my household stirs. However, later in the day I often want to retreat to this same spot. My comfy office chair and laptop in the home office to check my email, facebook, twitter, and browse others’ blogs. The computer almost cries out…”watch me mommy!” However, there is no quality time here. The quality time lies with the real time spent with family.
I keep this blog for our family to have something to read in the years to come perhaps. We have become a digital age. Our photos are digitized, our stories are online, and yet, what will our children really remember? Times that they saw mom on her computer or times where my attention was undivided, and I was watching them. I’m hoping for the latter. It’s a delicate balance. I love my online community too, but it isn’t real. It isn’t forever. What matters today, is the gift of loving one another. Who is crying out for your attention? Go.
“Mommy watch me!”
“Yes, I’m watching.”