The thought of being able to spend 30 minutes a day with each of my children, giving them my undivided attention is like a slice of heaven. I can’t right now. Even if I had the time and energy I would mostly just be a body present. I wouldn’t be fully there: actively listening, engaged, fully invested, receptive, calm, communicative. No. My life is way too stressful and full for that.
In my ideal world it wouldn’t be. But why does that seem too much too ask?