5.2. ENJOY WITH ME
'Enjoy with me' is a shared experience of enjoyment and it can take lots forms, from louder and more active fun to quietly going 'awhhhhh, this is nice'. I have kept this module broad and open to make it spacious enough to suit your own personal 'enjoy with me'.
Here is a list of things that can stand in the way of 'enjoy with me' and can also help you to make more space for it. As you are you are going through it, write down practical day-to-day examples of how these things might be showing up for you:
Helpful: expecting to enjoy the time together, even if you are doing something mundane
Helpful: shifting the focus from the task to your child
Not helpful: expecting that it will boring, tedious or stressful
Helpful: valuing connection and enjoyment, and making these a priority
Not helpful: distractions
Helpful: putting your agenda on hold
Helpful: noticing and welcoming your child's ideas
Not helpful: correcting your child, offering advice, 'helpful' comments and suggestions
Helpful: time for connection, exploration, fun, is part of your daily/weekly routine
Not helpful: time pressure to achieve an outcome
Not helpful: feeling time poor or too busy
Invitations for this week
What helps you with enjoy with me?
What stands in the way?
What would you like to focus on this week?
How can you enjoy the process of creating more 'enjoy with me'?
As always, please come and share where you are at in the group.