Reunited, and it feels so good – or at least it should.
I came across this adorable video of a boy and his dog both dancing with excitement when they see Daddy coming home.
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Doesn’t it just make you feel good? I’m sure you can imagine how this dad feels every time he comes home to this greeting?
I then got to thinking about our kids. Do we greet them with anywhere near this enthusiasm? Does our schedule distract us? Are we dividing out attention with tasks or other people? Do they feel the love each time we are reunited after our time away, even if it’s just the 2 1/2 hours for preschool? That can feel like an eternity for some kids. It’s easy to take each greeting for granted.
I challenge us all to be in each moment, to fill each greeting with even a portion of the joy we saw in the video.
I’ve been trying to find another way to say this, but I’m just going to do it.
Put the phones down people!
Believe me, I’m talking to myself as well.
Here is a blog post about phone usage that resonated with me. I thought you might also find it insightful.
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This photo of adults watching a celebrity at a premiere shows a woman watching it all while everyone else is using their phone. She is truly in the moment.
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I love seeing you greet your children as you’ve walked in for dismissal. As we prepare for curbside dismissal (beginning October 26th) I remember times that parents were distracted by their phones.
I challenge you for the sake of your child, not to mention the safety of all involved, please put the phones down.