One of the things that I’m making a concerted effort to do, is be a better parent.
We have a lot going on and I’m personally battling with depression as well. Sometimes motivating myself to do things with the boys is really difficult.
Having said that, I’m really wanting to be a better parent and spend more time with the boys and provide them with a life outside the walls of our house. Things as simple as going outside to play are important.
One of the parts to this for me is spending more time outside.
The problem is that our neighborhood is not safe and we don’t have the money for gas to always drive somewhere.
What I’m doing is this. I take the kids outside, with both dogs and typically only when their are others outside as well. I just sorta keep an eye out for questionable cars and the dogs keep track of people walking by.
We can’t live in fear but we still have to be safe. At least as safe as possible.
In truth, we could be in the house and someone could drive by and fire shots into our windows. Honestly, that’s happened about as much as the random shooting of people just outside in their yards or walking their dogs.
Until we can relocate, I just have to do whatever I can do to find balance.
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