Today we’re so excited to welcome Ghezzi Santos as our guest blogger. Ghezzi is a full-time work at home mom to an adorable 5 year old daughter. She’s a contributor over at pregg.net, a blogazine for newbie parents (as well as more experienced), and a reader of our blog! Check her out at pregg.net and read the sweet article she wrote just for us!
Work at Home Mom: Spending a Real Quality Time with Your Kid
I can consider myself fortunate being a work at home mom. Not only I can see my child every day, but I could even cook meals for her and watch TV at day time. As a mom who is working fulltime on an online based job, it’s not hard to find the time for my child. I can take a break anytime and do my household duty in between.
But sometimes, I still feel guilty if I am really giving my daughter the quality time she needs. I may be physically present but am I emotionally there for her?
Watching TV with your kids, cooking meals for them, helping them with their home works are considered quality time for those busy moms who work outside and don’t get to spend much time with their kids. For SAHMs and WAHMs, those activities are just part of the daily routine and kids are used to that kind of daily activities that they look forward to spend a different activity for a quality time.
The best quality time activities we could give to them are those that they will remember and will look back after years.
Flying to Disney or going to their dream theme park. It may sound expensive but this could be once in a lifetime activity that kids dream of. Kids consider Disneyland as a paradise. Being with them on this special place would one of the most memorable childhood experiences they will never forget. Saving money for this ultimate dream vacation for kids would be perfect.
I remember bringing my daughter months ago to a buffet restaurant with varieties of desserts. After finishing her chicken and rice, I let her go to the dessert station and pick anything she wants and get all that she could eat. Until now she keeps on telling me how happy she was when went there.
Even at home we can do something unusual to what we commonly do. My daughter loves arts and crafts and this is something I’m into. Doing this together despite the busy schedule is a good quality time. Moreover, your kids talent will be honed which is good for her well being.
These are few of the things me and my daughter do and look forward to do. Kids, especially 4 y.o. and above have very good memory and I’m sure these are activities they would remember when they grow up and would definitely bring smile on their face.