Choose To Make Time and Have Fun With Your Children! The ride called life isn’t always easy, but it’s worth it. Today we’re talking about healthy relationships with our children. Our kids don’t want a superhero, they want us. Having it all together isn’t a prerequisite for becoming a rock-solid family. Our sons and daughters don’t want the ‘pretend you have it all together’ version of us; they simply want to spend quality time with the ones they admire and trust most. Their hearts long for us to be present, to be engaged, to be there, to be real, and for us to teach them what we know. Our kids just want to have fun – with us! Oftentimes, we become busy being busy and start looking for the next big thing, perhaps that’s some promotion at work, or we’ll put pressure on ourselves to provide some extraordinary gift. But a life lived fully alive and involved in the ordinary, is actually a great place to be. The big stuff is fantastic when it happens, but we should be careful we don’t miss all the other little moments as we wait for the big stuff. We may need to do something as simple as schedule a wholesome activity on a Saturday afternoon. Try playing your favorite sport and impart some of your wisdom while enjoying a casual and relaxed environment. Put it on your calendar, if necessary, because it is in our daily routine where real life really happens. We may need to slow down to appreciate life and cherish it! Our children are precious gifts from God. As we truly value quality time over material things then we will become more perceptive of the opportunities to impact their lives with virtues like integrity and honor. Let’s make healthy choices on purpose. Our families are worth it and life has a way of slipping away from us!