I am the worst for this. I admit it.
As I looked around the park this morning, 6 out of 7 parents were on a smart device.
Like I said in the first line, I’m pretty bad for this but today I made an effort to keep my phone in my pocket except for snapping a pic or two.
We’re not the most active family, I blame that on both the wife and I working full time, the fact we have a one year old that goes to bed at 18:30 every night and also, when I do take my kids out, they never bloody listen to me and I end up coming home pissed off.
But today, I’m making a promise.
A promise to my kids that this coming year, I am going to make more of an effort to be present when we’re at home and at the park.
Being present in their lives is one of my goals in life. I’m trying to start an online business so that I can spend more time with them however in the process, I’m spending less time with them.
What’s the answer?
I don’t know. I honestly don’t however, I do know this, moving forward, I’m making a goal to be on my smart device less when the kids are awake. I’m making an effort to get them outside every day for at least 60 minutes of play. I’m going to cook healthier meals, tastier meals that makes them want to eat better and finally, I’ll keep taking them to the gym with me. Taking them to the gym, they see me working out, being healthy and as a role model to them, that’s something I need to keep doing.
So screw new years resolutions, nobody sticks to them anyway.
This is my parenting goal for 2015, what’s yours?