I’ve been ignoring my kids a little more than usual this summer. The last two weeks, in particular, have been hectic: I’m working my normal job as a ghostwriter, working with Kristin to get MacDermott Method off the ground, and helping coordinate a philanthropic event I committed to.
As a result, the kids are sitting around the house during their summer break.
I would rather be taking them to the beach, vacationing, or sitting poolside with them. I will probably have some time to do that later in the summer. For now, though, I feel some guilt. More than once, I have thought that I am not being as good of a mom as I would like to be.
It occurred to me this morning that I have failed to “wrap words around the situation.”
One of the pillars of great conversations is leveling with kids—giving them words that express the reality of what they are observing.
At some point or another, we will all be “too busy” to give our kids what we want to give...