"These times are your children's good ol' times" When I read this in an article in the newspaper it made me wonder...am I making enough good memories for my children to recall as good ol' times when they grow up ? I like to think I am... What do i remember of my childhood ? Mostly the good times, most often it was just the everyday stuff... So do i make everyday life interesting ? So is our everyday life interesting enough for our children to remember it fondly and refer to it as their good ol' times ? Do we indulge them ? Do we discipline them ? Do we attempt to teach them values ? Do we show them that we love them unconditionally ? Do we spend quality time with them ? Do we laugh with them ? If your answer is YES then you're doing a great job parenting and making memories ! Making memories is easy. A whole evening playing scrabble with even the youngest joining it with cat mat rat is a memory. An impulsive dinner out is a memory. Not giving permission for a sleepover is a memory. Involving the kids in your charity endeavours is a memory. A family ritual (a midnight birthday greeting) is a memory. A quick hug and a shared laugh is a memory. But, your good ol' days will never be the same as your childrens. You will not be bringing up your children as your parents brought you up. You will always want to do better. And as parents we are all trying to do our best all the time. Its not easy. Its hard. But along the way we have good times and those perfect moments will be our children's good ol' times. So what about you, are you making memories with your kids ?