Because we work from home, we are always there when the children are home (unless Randy is traveling on a shoot), but that doesn’t mean we are always able to get away and do something with the children. As any entrepreneur will tell you, self-employment is not a 9-5 job, so we really have to make a concerted effort to get out the house and away from our work.
We’ve never set the kids up to believe that this had to be some big crazy adventure filled with amusement rides and sugary sweet confections (although, who doesn’t love that once in awhile??) That’s not us, and it’s not what we value.
What we have tried to set the standard at is: just “being”. Being together. Whether silently walking hand-in-hand, or running noisily across the grass at the playground into the arms of your loved one.
It’s about us. And reconnecting. Without the noise and distractions that we so often fill our time with.
Those are the moments worth savoring.