I used to try to ‘get a jump’ on my night-time work by ‘sneaking’ in a few things before my kids went to bed.
I’ve come to realize, that is stealing from a kid, and I was doing it.
I won’t be stealing any more. Even if they’re watching a show on TV, and, seemingly not engaging with me every moment, I’ll be engaging with them.
You’d be surprised how much you miss when you’re not looking.
And that’s coming from a guy who was pretty involved before. But, we can always get better.