You see this wild-haired child with a cheesy smile? His name is Ty Anton. He is eight and is the most adorable boy in the neighbourhood. Oh, about a month ago, he said to me, "Mum, you are on the computer ALL the time! I miss doing things with you!" And I about dropped out of the computer chair. I knew then and there that I needed to reset my priorities.
What a wake up call for me. When we homeschooled and when I still kept my early morning (3 AM) stamping time, we did a lot together. We went places together. We learned together. He definitely enjoyed his time with Ms. Linda, Ms. Rosemary and Aunt Lorraine. He said those times made him feel like a grown up. Now, he is in the public school system where he has made many new friends of which he didn't have when I was homeschooling him. He is doing well and enjoying himself immensely. I work a few hours 3-4 days a week. And when we both get home, he'd be working on his homework which takes less than 5 minutes and does his daily 20 minutes if not more, reading. I'd be on the computer, check emails, read blogs, post blogs, that sort of things. When I was done, it's time to fix dinner. You get the picture.
So, now, I only do all the computer stuff in the morning and when he is in school and I don't have to be anywhere like right now. I turn everything off before I head on out to pick him up from school. We do stuff, read, talk to our heart content! What a joy to see him grow and to get to know my son again. It's also a definite relief to know I am not too far gone and lost forever in the blue nowhere. He is growing up so very fast and I don't want to miss him before he is all grown and away. NOW is the time to be with him and be here for him. And I am sticking to that.
I won't stop blogging. It's too much fun. I just won't be here as often as I used to. When I have managed my time better, I'll post when I can. Thanks for stopping by. Wish us great lives together, Ty's & mine.