As busy as you may be with your job and household duties, you should still strive to spend quality time with your kids. Of course, they’re probably busy, too, but you can join them in some of their activities and have fun together.
Arts and Crafts
If your kids take art classes or enjoy drawing, painting or working on craft projects, you might consider joining them. Sit down for an afternoon of creativity. Either let your kids pick the project or teach them a new craft, perhaps something you learned and enjoyed in childhood. Even if you aren’t especially adept at art, give it your best shot, and laugh along with your kids as they giggle at your efforts. You’ll be spending quality time together.
Perhaps your kids are interested in music. If so, then have a sing-along night or a mini-recital so your kids can perform their latest pieces for you. This might encourage your kids to practice harder and impress you with their skills. Don’t hesitate to perform a number yourself or even dig out your high school band instrument or brush up on your piano skills. You and your kids just might make a strong connection over your shared musical interests.
Your kids might be especially sports-minded. Even if you aren’t, be sure to attend their games or meets and cheer them on. If you have some talent in sports, volunteer to coach your kids’ Pottsgrove little league team, or at least help them practice their skills and give them some pointers.
Finally, if you and your kids enjoy reading, you might start a book club and hold weekly meetings to discuss a book you’re all reading together. Have a list of discussion questions ready if the conversation falters, but let you kids lead the way in discussing their reactions to the book. You’ll all learn together.
No matter how busy you are, make time to bond with your kids over activities you all enjoy.