Sometimes the best thing we can do for our kids is to ignore them.
Maybe, but I mean it.
Recently, my six-year-old son stayed home from school sick. Not a lay on the couch all day sick, but a hang out quietly and relax sick.
It gave me an opportunity to catch up on some work and some writing, which for him meant, Mom is distracted and I’m on my own.
My son knows me well enough to tell when I’m distracted “In a minute,” means another 30-60 minutes from now, so you may want to reconsider your needs.