In sports timeouts are key! It allows the athletes to rest, regroup, refocus, reflect and refuel. New strategies are implemented, the momentum can shift, and substitutions made. (Fans can also take a quick bathroom break or grab some snacks).
Wow, this sport aka parenting is fast paced, physical, intense, unpredictable, yet oh so rewarding. As a parent, I definitely need to take more timeouts! I have to be more intentional about day time breaks that allow me to recharge and reset.
So quick 60 second time-out: How are you doing? Are you sleeping? Have you eaten today? Have you consumed water? Have you taken social media breaks? How do you implement “me time” into your schedule?
Hello and welcome to Mommy Scoreboard. It’s been several years but I remember starting my college application essay with the sentence, “You can always find me with a pen in one hand a basketball in the other.” I enjoy writing but the sport of basketball has been my ultimate joy. Fast forward and now I am the proud parent of three children, a happily married woman and an accomplished recreational basketball player. If I had to update my essay sentence it would read, “You can always find me with a pen, a basketball, a kid or two, a mobile device, a skillet, random toy part, a sippy cup, baby wipes, hand sanitizer and face masks in my hands”…WOW, have times gotten better!