More


As parents we always want to provide more for our children. I know I wonder quite a bit if I’m doing enough if I’m giving them enough, could I give more? 

Then I think they have more then some children. Of course more bigger, fancier toys would be nice, but it’s not what they will remember. I’m not saying we won’t get them the bigger and better toys, because we will. That’s not all we want to give them more of. I don’t ever want to stop giving them my time and love. I want to give them more moments. That is what they will remember.
I understand it hard for some parents to give more of themselves to their children, they don’t know how. Maybe their parents were distant with them, so they were showered with material things instead.
It seems our society has gotten into this rut of more cars, more house, more clothes, more money, more bigger and better vacations. Like I said there is nothing wrong with wanting those things, and doing themif you can afford them.
The problem I see in all of it, is that real time with our children seems to be missing.
Maybe mom and dad work a lot to pay the bills and provide a better life than what they had growing up.
Nothing wrong with that either. It becomes a problem when we lose focus of what really matters.
I mean really if you were to be stripped of everything you have right now and had to scrap would your family still be able to stand? It’s happening all around us right now. 
We are slowly moving to a simpler lifestyle so that we can save our money for vacations and other things we would like to do for our family.
We feel that simplifying our life will allow us more time with our children and we will be able to provide them more of what really matters. Us!
That’s all our children want. They love us so much and they really want us to be with them, play with them, love them unconditionally.
Maybe if more family time were depicted on TV and in music, you know real things, things that are true and that matter. Maybe people would suddenly se actually spending time with your kids is where it’s at.
Some will realize it too late and their children will be grown. The time goes by so fast. I want to give my kids more of what really matters. 
The playhouse featured above comes from Netkidswear
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5 thoughts on “More

  1. SO true, Darcel! We remind our children all the time about the joy & simplicities of a non-tv/computer/Wii related day or two. I remember growing up making our own toys and just being happy to spend time outside with our trees and our friends. Nowadays, parents go to great lengths to keep our children occupied, which is kinda nutso when you think about it. Good for you and your family that you're taking charge of your lives and focusing on the simple joys!

  2. Well said! Spending time as a family is more important than material things. We are hoping to instill that in our children while they are young. Found you through SITS. 🙂

  3. You're right. More does not equal better. I especially enjoy summertime with my kids because we rarely sign them up for classes, camps, nada. It's just good old fashioned running around and playing here. Love that.

  4. SO true, Darcel! We remind our children all the time about the joy & simplicities of a non-tv/computer/Wii related day or two. I remember growing up making our own toys and just being happy to spend time outside with our trees and our friends. Nowadays, parents go to great lengths to keep our children occupied, which is kinda nutso when you think about it. Good for you and your family that you're taking charge of your lives and focusing on the simple joys!

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