Whether you are picking up from school, coming home after a day at work, or something in between, that moment when you reconnect with your child is powerful. Look into his eyes, give a big smile, a hug, a hair ruffle— something that brings you both into a moment where, even for a second, you are the only two people who exist.
When I sent my last newsletter, I let everyone know that my mother was very ill. Thank you to everyone who emailed to let me know you were thinking of me. Sadly, my mom died a bit later in the summer. When I think about my moments of reconnection with her, from our whole life, they bring a warmth to my heart. I remember her stepping out of the car on my first visiting day at sleep-away camp as clearly as her smile when I would arrive at the house this summer and lean over the bed to kiss her hello.
I want my children to feel my love and support throughout their entire lives. Being confident about what I do every day to find that balance and create those relationships keeps me grounded.
So start small—start with your moments of hello.