One of my worst habits is trying to multi-task while hanging with my kids. Yes, I get a lot done, but I can feel their desire for 100% of my attention. The more I do it, the more they act out.
The cool thing is that as my kids are now 3 and 5, playing with them is pretty fun. Last weekend, we built a 3D turtle out of Magna Tiles. It was pretty epic.
So today, embrace your inner child. Find something that both you and your kids would find fun—drawing, doing puzzles, making an insane Lego tower, or having a Nerf gun fight. 100% throw yourself into it.
You'll be surprised at how rejuvenating it is. We all need more play in our life. The dishes can wait.