Came across this great post on the importance of doing things WITH your kids, not just FOR them:
We do so much for our kids:
work late to ensure we keep climbing the ladder
enroll our kids in lessons and activities so they have every opportunity
drive them all over town and beyond so they can keep an active social life
buy them things they don’t really need so they can have every ‘advantage’
But did you ever think that what you do with your kids is as important than what you do for your kids? It’s an important distinction.Because often the things we do for our kids takes us away from the time we would could have spent with our kids. While this tension exists in every home, the more affluent you are, the more you will struggle with this.
One of the things I treasured most as a kid was the time I spent with my grandparents. Until I was ten years old, we were neighbors with them, and I saw them almost every day. They were a like a second set of parents to me.