Well, that's what it feels like.
No dance classes, no 4H, no Karate, no soccer......
We've had to cut things a bit around here and I have to admit I felt a bit of Mommy guilt at first; are they missing out? Everyone else is running their kids from here to there.
But what are we doing?
We're laughing together more. Sitting at the table to eat dinner more ofter. The cutting out of things leaves space in our day for hard conversation. My girls have the emotional space to process any negative emotions they may have and I'm there to listen and help them walk through.
Would we have that time if it was filled with any of the above? NO.