This post is part of the Balanced challenge with Tricia Goyer—and you can join, too!
March 13: Get Your Kids Involved (Chapter Three)
How can you get your kids involved in what you’re working on? How can they experience what your job is like and contribute to it? For me, that meant allowing my kids to come with me on research trips or to meet people I was interviewing. Write a blog post about different ways you can involve your kids in your job, then stop by others’ blogs to see if you can use their ideas with this task!
My children are 19 months and 3 months old! So, their direct involvement in my work is somewhat limited, but they absolutely contribute in the following ways:
They are idea generators.
They remind me to enjoy the journey as well as the destination.
They show me that if something doesn’t work I should try again with a different approach.
They remind me to work in small increments and to take breaks to keep myself fresh and attentive to detail.
They remind me that just because I don’t know how to do something right now doesn’t mean I can’t learn.
They remind me to ask for help and to pray when my “to do list” seems impossible.
They encourage me to see the world through their point of view where a spaghetti strainer is also a hat.
They help me keep perspective; above all other vocations I am a mother!