Mommin' Ain't Easy

Does anyone else struggle with playing with your kids?
I mean getting down on the ground and driving little cars, playing dollies and princesses, 
playing zoo, etc etc.


It's really not something I enjoy, and it's taken me quite awhile to realize that's okay. 
Playing with your kids doesn't have to be on their terms. 

I used to get sucked into the perfect life, pinterest mom thing. 
Little activities for us to do together, painting; which was a huge pain in the ass, projects; everyone loses interest, trying to find something interesting for our age range in this house. 
I dreaded it, but I also felt like I wasn't being the best mom I could be if I wasn't doing this stuff.

So now they had a mom who wasn't happy to play with them?!

Oh bring on the Mommy Guilt.

I realize now, though, their little games and play time doesn't need to always involve me. 
Childhood is magical already, and I don't need to wear myself out trying to make it magical. 

They deserve a mom who wants to play with them, so when those occasions arise, I willingly, and happily, go for it!

I love snuggles, cuddles, I love going on hikes with them, wrestling and being goofy, and having tickle fights, I love the spontaneous moments where everyone wants to play and it's not a tedious job for me. 

So even though your world does, in fact, revolve around them a little, your kids don't need to consume your life.

It's healthy to set boundaries to be happy. 

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