No, not hit. More like whacked across the head, out of the blue.
I was asking for help with discernment re the extra Kumon work issue.
Out of (seemingly) nowhere came the comment. The home truth.
I said that I was lucky simply because I homeschool and spend a lot of time with my kids, they come to work with me, are involved in my work.
“Quantity time doesn’t necessarily mean quality time.”
“Ouch, that hurts.”
It does. It hurts. And maybe it hurts because there is veracity in that statement. I spend a lot of time with the kids and, to a certain extent, with dh, but am I fully engaged? Is it quality time? Will there be quality time if I take on more work?
I looked for a definition of quality time online, at Dictionary.com
time devoted exclusively to nurturing a cherished person or activity.
quality time n. Time during which one focuses on or dedicates oneself to a person or activity: “When you decide to turn on the TV, you decide … not to spend quality time with your family” (Steve Tschirhart).
I’m not sure if I ever really give this sort of quality time to my family. ( Insert sad face). I am a queen of multi-tasking, I tend to nearly always do two or more things at a time.
So, I need to think about this . ( Insert an expletive, insert “Far Out!” ).