So a while back I overheard a conversation somewhere about spending quality or quantity time with your kids- about which one is more important, I can’t remember where exactly I heard this conversation but its stuck in my head ever since.
Ive been thinking about it recently and asked my dad what he thought to which he replied something along the lines of “I don’t like the way people try to define quality time- is it the new way where you have to be physically doing something with your baby every second OR if your in the same room each doing your own thing is that also quality time? Because I believe that all the time that I spent with you guys was quality time, whether or not I was taking you for ballet or movies or whether we were just chilling in the same house and doing our own things. All of it was precious. The doing nothing and the things we physically did together. I cant really answer the question” and then my mum added “as long as there was a feeling of peace and a loving surrounding, thats all that mattered”.
Hearing this from my parents made so much sense to me, but also confused me more, what do I really think is more important? Quality time. But the real question, like my dad asked, what really is quality time?