Like all the parents out there, I always feel I am not doing what I should be doing. I do not feel like I am raising my child like I should be. When I sat him the one evening trying to teach him colours, I felt like I should do this more often. Surely I should spend more time on the education of my child? Do I leave too much to the day-care? I think I do.
I try. I try to instill good manners and hygiene and I try to let him know how much I love him. I try to teach him ti say excuse me after a sneeze. I try to teach him to wash and to clean up after himself. Is this enough? I should also teach him colours and shapes and numbers. I should spend dedicated time teaching him things.
However, I find I just do not have that time every day. I try to incorporate it into the daily life but on a weekday there is not much time in the morning. I am trying to get him to the toilet and I am trying to dress him and myself and get bags ready. I know I should do bags the night before, but sometimes I am too tired. Sometimes I just need to sit down with Hubby and have a cup of that fancy chocolate coffee, made in a proper mocha pot instead of the instant coffee we drink all the rest of the time.
I love crafting and sewing, and it is the kind of thing you should be able to do with your toddler. I do not. It is too much to deal with paint everywhere and I really do no want to clean up more….I am selfish. I know he paints at school so is that sufficient.
I need to dedicate time to my toddlers education. I have a few ideas of things we can do together….after work. I am going to dedicate a category to activities working parents can do with their children. Things that do not make a huge mess but creates loads of fun.
Suggestions are welcome. It is time to share your secrets.