Sat in the floor with them more.........said no, more often to overtime, strived more for time spent together and focused less on the task being done "right"..........
Greater importance would be given to the school awards, school plays, lost teeth.........I would have celebrated more the passing of their childhoods.
Through their growing struggles, and teens, I would have reflected far more on my painful childhood rather than burying it, so I could have had more empathy and compassion.
If I could do ONE thing differently, I would slow down their childhood. It passes far too quickly.
The one thing that I did get right, I told them often, that it was a joy to be their mother.......this thing, I did do.