This article was an especial blessing to me and I thought I'd share it!!
* * * * * * * * * * *
Don't squander your time with your children when they are little---it's true that it goes by way too fast. Take time to:
-Play doll house with your daughters.
-Read a book (or two or three) outloud and take your time.
-Actually train them and not just discipline them.
-Take your older one out alone for ice cream--just to talk.
-Kiss your little baby from head to toe and then take loads of pictures for next week they will have grown.
-Run outside while it is raining and spin in circles with barefeet and splash in puddles (without an umbrella or raincoat!)
-Play ring-around-the-rosie with your children, sing as loud as you can and fall down and look as silly as possible.
-Praise your sons when they proudly bring newly captured bugs and worms home and pray they don't try to put it on you.
-Cancel all the things you have to do for the day and do all the things you have wanted to do with your children but 'never have time'.
-On a snowy day, run outside with the children to catch snowflakes on your tongue.
--Make a home video of all the children asking them questions of their favorite things and memories or do a project with them (like baking cookies)
-Call Grandma and Grandpa to come share in the fun. Build strong ties with the children while they are young.
Enjoy building up and strengthening those relationships while they are little. You won't look back and regret a single minute!