Then there are days when I'm feeling so overwhelmed with the mess of the house that I miss out on being in the moment with my two girls.
For me being in the moment is like learning a new skill. I'm not great at it at first, but after a while of learning how to do it, it becomes a little easier.
There are moments when I've caught myself checking Facebook or a text message on my phone, and realised that it's not important. Instead of looking at my phone, I should be in the moment so I don't miss out on what's important, like my daughter learning how to swim. I am so guilty of spending half of the lesson checking my phone, instead of watching my eldest swim her hardest. Now when I go to swimming lessons I give her all of my attention.
I have to keep reminding myself that these moments won't last forever.
Instead of feeling miserable for myself, I should have sat outside in the sun (which probably would have made me feel better), and soaked up their laughter. Oh hindsight!
Lately I am savouring the talks I have with Popette on our way home from school. I am training myself to listen to her and just be in the moment when she talks about what she did at school and who she played with, rather than half listen to her and think of what needs to happen when we get home.
I am also savouring the time I spend with Cherub when Popette is at school, because I know how quickly this time will fly by and one day I will be wishing why didn't I spend more quality time with Cherub.
This morning we played dinosaurs on the floor and kicked the ball out the backyard.
While I still have chores I need to get done around the house, I will make the time for my girls and try and be in the moment.
How do you make sure that you are being in the moment?