It’s not that I don’t try. I want to read more posts. I want to tweet and comment. I want to be more engaged. But in reality, my child refuses to let me. I swear she knows exactly when I’m about to sit down and do those things and that’s when she decides it’s quality mommy/daughter time or she wants to be fed or read to or something else that she clearly thinks is more important than reading blogs. When I’m doing nothing except playing another round of Song Pop or The Oregon Trail? She wants nothing to do with me.
It’s kind of frustrating.
But I’ve found ways to sneak in reading. Like during our mandatory quiet reading time. Or when I just can’t watch her swim underwater for the 80th time that day. Or when I’m waiting for a class to start at the gym. Or at 10:00 at night when she’s finally asleep (which makes the husband a little upset but, well, at this point, no one’s going to be happy). Pretty much anytime she’s not looking. It’s starting to work.
And I’m glad I’ve found ways to sneak in some reading. Because if I hadn’t, I wouldn’t have read these great posts this week:
- How Does the Average Family Budget Compare to Yours? on My Family Finances
- Are You Raising Your Kids to be Financially Independent? on Smart on Money
- Prepare for the Next Financial Setback: Cut Back Now on Moolanomy
- 10 Ways to Make Money Without a Job on Living Richly on a Budget
- How To Budget When Your Income Changes Each Month on Ready for Zero