If you could spend all the money in the world on your children, would you?
If you could spend all the time in the world with them, would you?
If you had to balance the two, what percentage would be time, and what would be money?
Most parents are working hard to make more money. And that's ok, in balance. How much is enough to pay the bills, and how much is just to trade up for a better house, a better car, better clothes, better lifestyle?
Kids, on the other hand, would rather have your time. The time with your kids only comes around once. When it's gone, it's gone.
Once the kids are grown, you have lots of time to make money. You can always make more money. Where do you get more time?
Lots of old folks are wishing they had to do it over again, wishing they could get that time back and build the relationship with their children that would last into their old age. You don't have to make all the mistakes yourself. You can learn from the mistakes of others. That's real wisdom.
What are you going to do with the precious time you spend with your kids today?