The best part of that title is that you think I am kidding but I am dead serious. My children are ages 5 and 7 and have little to no interest in television, and they couldn't care less about video games, either. They would rather interrupt me until I cry or wait for a three second silence so they can scream, "Mama" a few times for good measure. Don't get me wrong. We do all of the prerequisites to ensure I qualify for decent mom status. We spend lots of time outside. We attempt the occasional Pinterest activity, we read and play games daily and we eat supper as a family. Doesn't all of that afford me a little time to myself during the day? Just thirty minutes to vacuum or make supper would be a dream. Did I really just type that?
Netflix is streaming some great throwback cartoons now so I will make an effort this weekend to introduce my kids to the cartoons I adored as a child. Scooby-Doo, Spider-Man and Garfield are a good start. Here's hoping they fall in love like I did.
How do you find time during the day? Do your kids play quietly, on occasion, so you can get stuff done or do they climb you like jungle gym while calling 'Mama' over and over with no question in mind?
Am I alone here?
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Grace and Kate's mom. (Shanell)