Time… I sense that I am competing with it constantly. I feel I have so much to do but don’t have enough of it. To some extent, I find it a luxury to have. If I can buy it, I will certainly be out of pocket as I’ll definitely be purchasing loads of it. Do you seem to run out of time too?
I came across this quote which moved me and made me put my thinking cap on about work-life balance.
I must admit I’m somewhat bad at uttering to myself that I’m always busy… I kept moaning that I’m busy with work, busy catching up on chores at home, busy with my driving lessons and busy with blogging too. It appears to be my endless battle and I do believe parents out there are probably on the same boat as me.
Nevertheless, I’m too preoccupied with the above mentioned that I sometimes forgot I am a mum too. I am a mummy to two kids… yes two young kids who are growing up so swiftly, two kids whom won’t remain little forever, two kids who need my love, care and warmth. Two kids who continually yearn heaps of my utmost attention and time the most.
Last Saturday was a perfect day to spend time with them, me and my husband were off work so no more excuses whatsoever. I had my driving lesson cancelled that day as well due to my instructor’s car problem so I was free the whole day to dedicate it with the family. Dropped the chores aside, laptop was shut for the day too to avoid distractions. Best of all, the weather was brimming with glory, very well-timed. Hence, we hit the road at around 10am and went for a drive to a place we had in mind.
Queen Elizabeth Forest Park has a family-friendly trails which starts from The Lodge Forest Visitor Centre, which meandered through to a waterfall and a wildlife hide. This place actually brings back first time memories for Reimer, this was the first place we visited a few days after he was born. I can’t quiet believe that it was almost 6 years ago, time passes by so quickly I suppose.
We popped by a shop on our way to buy some food and brought it with us to have lunch at the park. When we’re all stuffed, we then started our little adventure in the forest park.
Here are some of the photos we took. As usual, I was always behind the camera which is why I was not even present in any of the pictures taken.
After our nice leisurely walk, we head back to the car. We then drove towards the Three Lochs Forest Drive. The Forest drive takes you past three picturesques lochs namely Loch Reoidhte, Loch Drunkie and Loch Achray.
It was a lovely little drive which brought us to the heart of the forest without having to walk and tire ourselves. We just sat in the car and went on a slow drive following the path which soaked us up with the stunning Trossachs views. As we exited the tranquility and serenity of the forest, we started heading home.
With the scorching heat, we decided to popped by in one service station to treat ourselves with an ice cream… Absolutely perfect for the hot weather! Of course, Reimer and Ruby were extremely blissful.
I have to say, feeling lack of time dealing with our busy lives is normal and rather typical. Albeit there’s nothing wrong having a respite from our household and work responsibilities as it could be a downright excuse to have a lovely day out with family.
Sometimes even the littlest time we give to our kids is more than enough for them to be at their happiest. It’s so true that kids equates love with time and I agree with it to a certain extent despite knowing that the word love have a very broad meaning and could mean anything to anybody. However, the more we spend quality time with kids, the more they feel loved and the more we make beautiful memories together…. To me, that’s all that matters.
How do you spend quality time with your kids? What can you say about the quote?
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