It's like sitting in front of the television.
Not another commercial.
Okay, I don't want to watch junkfood dance.
That's better now.
I'm guilty of doing that. With my kids. This happens mostly when I'm blogging *ahem* or writing. I don't want to get off my laptop. I'm on a role! The homework needs to be done, so I yell out, "Start your homework!" Later: "Are you done yet? Okay, clean your rooms now!" And still, a bit later, "Okay, did you hunt around the house for your junk?"
It makes me feel bad, because, when the day has wound down to pillows and PJs and whispers, I close my laptop and kiss them goodnight. It has come and gone and the only thing I did that day was write or blog and tell them what to do.
I've made it a point to NOT do this anymore. I only write on my own time: when they are at school or after I've tucked them into bed. That way I feel satisfied that I've given my kids the time they deserve with their mom.
What challenges do you face with your children and writing?
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