It made my day. As a home business owner, there's no boss to give you a pat on the back for a good piece of work or for landing an exciting contract. And as a parent, you don't ever hear your child say, "Mum, you're a great mum and I know you always do your best for me, so thanks. I'm going to grow up to be a creative and well-rounded individual." (And wouldn't you think it was a bit odd if you did?!) But the boy came pretty close that day, validating so many of my choices:
- Making the school drop-off and pick-up a non-negotiable part of my day.
- Working much less in the school holidays and spending hours wrestling and playing scrabble instead of sitting in front of the computer.
- Dropping everything when he says 'read me a story'.
- Deciding to work from home in the first place, in order to put life first and work second - even though that work is fun and an important part of my life.
- Using the recent gift of some free time for family time, rest and pondering (yes, that's what I decided to do, although some exciting work opportunities are on the horizon for September/October. Another post on this question of time and how to use it coming up soon!)
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