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What the little people need and want..


I am constantly amazed at how much I beat myself up over how good a parent I am. How present I am for my kids given I work around the clock and how little time I have for them at home with no home help and a mildly OCD Mum that likes the house.. just so..

Then I came across this list of what children really want..

* Come into my bedroom at night, tuck me in and sing me a song. Also tell me stories about when you were little.

I never fail to tuck them in and tell them I love them.. I don't sing songs but we share lots of stories of what Marcus and I were like as kids... TICK

* Give me hugs and kisses and sit and talk with me privately.

Often and always, mainly after school and on the weekends but both my kids love a snuggle nearly as much as I love it back... TIC

* Spend quality time just with me, not with my brothers and sisters around.

Its not always easy but I do try to not organise dual play dates so that whilst each is a little put out when the other potters of with a bestie I get to have 'girl time' or 'mummy time' and we also play game solo when we do.... TICK

* Give me nutritious food so I can grow up healthy.

Just plain TICK..

* At dinner talk about what we could do together on the weekend.

Weekend planning is what saves me from feeling we don't get enough done outside of sports and school all week.. where and when to walk Dex, skateboard or bike ride is always chatted about.. TICK. 

* At night talk to me about about anything; love, school, family etc.

I think I can tick this one as we read and then chat about what arises from the book we read.. TICK

* Let me play outside a lot.

We purposely garden at weekends to have you out dooors with us playing like me did as kids.. anything and everything but all made up.. TICK 

* Cuddle under a blanket and watch our favourite TV show together.

Saturday night movies.. all the family on the Sofa... during the week it is Ellen, Survivor and Ninja Warrior TICK

* Discipline me. It makes me feel like you care.

TOTAL TICK 

* Leave special messages in my desk or lunch bag.

This is the only thing I don't do an now will, in actual fact I am off to buy these as they are just AWESOME 

How do you rate? I reckon we all do an awesome job and this list just made me realise how simple our kids needs really are...

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