Guilty as charged. I may have the opportunity to be with Coco 24/7 while I work. I still can not give my full attention to him, since I am working. When I turn off my laptop, I am dead tired already. In between, working and making sure he gets to eat 3 times a day, takes a bath, and all other stuff he would ask me to do, I also have to do house chores. Me time is actually far from reality sometimes. But it shouldn’t be the case. I challenge you, the way I will challenge myself starting today.
I’ve always believe that when we are connected to our child, it will be easier for them to cooperate with us. They will be open to us, because they trust us. In the last few months, during this #LifeInTheTimeOfCorona, there would be days that I would get mad at Coco because of his stubbornness. I would lose my patience and really get mad at him, while he would throw tantrums. After an episode, I would end up being guilty and sad, because I might have hurt him. #RealStory Then I would think that maybe he doesn’t feel connected to me, maybe because, aside from me being busy, I am also struggling inside? #covid19anxieties
Put your phone down and #MakeTimeToDisconnect to #MakeTimeToConnect to your child today. It doesn’t have to go on for hours. Play a round of board game with them. Have an impromptu cuddle and tickle time. Ask him if he wants merienda and eat with him. Bathe him while having story time. Snuggle as you wake up in the morning or while to put him to bed at night. Build a Lego City with him or play tea time with her and her dolls. Listen to him when he wants to tell you something and try to answer him when he as unlimited questions. This is me actually taking mental notes, although I do some of this already. Looks like kulang pa din.
Like what I wrote in one of my captions so many posts ago, our child will only have 18 summers through their childhood. They will be gone in a blink of an eye, living in and conquering their own world. Make the most out of that time. Savor each moment you have with them. So, make it a habit to connect with them every day. Do it NOW.