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So my little girl recently said to me, "Mommy, you are on that computer way too much!" as she waved her little hand in front of my glazed-over eyes. I turned to look into those pleading eyes and realized that while I had thought she was enjoying her quiet play-time next to me, she was missing my undivided attention. And then the feeling started to come...guilt.
But then I stopped to think. Should I be feeling guilty? I had just spent six straight hours with her and her brother without taking any time to myself (I even had company in the bathroom). So why was I feeling bad for taking out some time to work while my oldest played beside me? I would stop every time she had a question or wanted to share her art project with me.
After thinking it through, I realized that my feelings came from being unsure whether my daughter really enjoyed her quiet time while her brother napped. But as I thought it through further, I realized that her quiet time was a scheduled part of the day and was filled with constructive activities that were both educational and fun. I would interact with her during this time, ensuring she was doing okay. So really, there wasn’t a true need for the guilt.
But what I determined is that I needed to do more to connect her to my work, to allow her to be a part of “mommy’s work on the computer”. So the idea was borne to include her in my blog posts. We brainstormed together (that was a VERY interesting mastermind session) and developed: The World According to Zoe. Here’s the first unscripted (that will become obvious as you watch) episode. We hope you like it.
So how did she do? She would love your encouragement. Please CLICK HERE and leave a comment on my blog for her. She'll love it!