Kids and alone time

Last week I took some time off and I was home with my kids and I loved it. Waking up and making breakfast with them and then wrestling them on the carpet and playing hide and seek, amazing times. Sometimes it felt awful though, sometimes I just wanted to lock myself in my room, sometimes I would catch myself getting frustrated over something small and then I remind myself that It’s okay to take some time for myself, I owe it to my kids to be in a good and joyful mood, to be present and ready to deal with their emotions which they don’t know how to express yet. Taking time for myself, even for 10 minutes, and taking a walk outside or going to my room and laying down a bit, this alone made me do and be the kind of father my kids wish me to be.
Here is to cherishing alone time going forward.