Monday, October 4, 2010


"Mommy, you're always busy."

This is what A.R said to me after I declined his offer to help him solve a puzzle. He asked me several times but I told him repeatedly, "Not now, I have things to do."

And then, there's the little guy who's been acting up, and stirring up drama when he comes home from school. Time outs and futile harangues have been the norm in this household.

It's been a stressful and frustrating week but my son's indelible words left a vivid impression.

The truth is my kids have been reaching out, and I haven't been listening.

We all lead busy lives, and sometimes we lose sight of what's really important.

But, that's no excuse, and I don't want any regrets.

Be careful what you say. Your children are listening.


  1. Yeah, so true.. Kids listen, kids see and then kids pick them up, learning and then pass it on, becoming part of who they are..

  2. I am glad you have time for your children. Yes, small details they could be. But in the heart of a young child he wants to be heard and listened too. :♥)

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  4. oof. As hard as those moments are to face, it's good to know that we still get another chance to make it right.

    I prefer taps on the shoulder (like this one) to bricks to the forehead. :)