Originally posted by thatldo
But her daughter answered "jumping on the hotel bed with you mommy!"
It's true, they remember the "me and you" more than the "where and how much".
If you can, take an hour that you can plan. Do something simple, make pizza for two or (depending on the age of your children) through a huge blanket over the table, gather a flashlight, pillows and crawl underneath for a well needed "camping break." It doesn't have to be for an entire day, an hour will give them good feelings for days. If your children are older, take a quick trip out to grab ice cream. Just the two of you and sit and catch up.
The idea is one on one time that reinforces that they are just as important to you as school. As they get older they will not only remember the endless hours you studied but also all the special things you did just the two of you.
Do this with each child once a month and you will be amazed at how much this does for them and also for you too!
Good luck and many happy memories too,