There was a quote floating around many of the FIT4MOM franchisee pages the last few days… and, while it was a great quote, I didn't think too much of it until recently.
“To a child, 'love' is spelled, T-I-M-E” – Zig Ziglar
Yesterday, my work email account decided that I no longer needed access to it during my little one’s nap time (Yes, I’m totally placing blame here!) & I immediately went into panic mode.
Since purchasing the FIT4MOM Ashburn franchise last October (a little #tbt here), and even before, when I was an elementary school teacher – there have been few occasions when I wasn’t feeling the need to check my email. Clients with questions, parents with concerns… it is very easy to get tied up in one’s email account.
So yesterday, when my account went down… after I emailed (from an alternate address) the support team and calmed myself, I actually closed the computer, put my phone down and left it.
When my little girl woke up from her nap, we played. We made bread (the kind that needs to rise, believe it or not!) and cookies. We went outside and visited the scarecrow and the pumpkins. We sang the ABC’s and found Elmo. We looked at the book about fairies and she “helped” me put her clothes away.
We spent T.I.M.E. together. Time with no interruptions.
I try to remind myself that down the road I won’t remember tending to all of those emails. I won’t remember worrying about not being able to find an indoor location (ha!) for night classes. I WILL remember the giggles, the smiles, and the way my cutie pie got so excited about her first “real” Halloween.
And that is so worth my time.
(… for the record, my email is still not up and running – and I’m kind of enjoying it!)