Time is precious, and so is our keiki. Spending time with my keiki is one of the best things I feel like I could do. If I had all the time in the world I would spend it loving my keiki, teaching my keiki, and sharing my joys with my keiki.
The concept of spending time is an interesting one to me. When I think of spending something, I think of spending money. It is something we give away in exchange for something else. Often times it is something that we need. So when I SPEND TIME with my keiki I am giving him my precious time that I could be doing something else with. What I receive from him are valuable things such as love, joy, peace, awe, and inner satisfaction. This far outweighs what I may receive elsewhere. These are things that money can’t buy.
I enjoy watching his personality and his language develop. I get to cuddle and nurse him when he wakes up from a nap. I get to share the world and people I love with him. These are precious treasures to me. He will spend most of his time as an adult, but the time I spend with him when he is young will help shape his character. It is a precious gift to be able to give my keiki my time, especially when he is a an age when he needs it so much. I encourage you as parents, grandparents, aunties, and uncles, to make each moment count when you are with your keiki, or any keiki for that matter.
It will make the keiki happy because they love you so much, and it will make you happy knowing it is time well spent. This is a very important time in their life, use it wisely.
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