Sometimes parenting seems very passive. Start the movie. Drop them off. Pick them up. Cheer from the sidelines.
This summer has been super busy and some of it was just a matter of getting them there.
But active parenting is a lot more than just being in the right place at the right time isn’t it?
I’m learning that my kids care about whether I care. Whether I care enough to get down and dirty.
To jump in the pool with them.
Their faces light up and screams of delight echo through the building:
“Mom, you’re in the water with us!?”
Yes. I’m in the water with you.
Wet hair, make-up-less face, and post-surgery body. I’m in the water with you and it’s fun.
I’m learning that the best parenting doesn’t take more money. Or more activities or more classes. It just takes the willingness to get your hair wet.