Enjoy the time because it is fleeting, and that is a good thing! I am thankful for any time, be it several minutes out back to water or a few hours to cut the grass.
The chronicles of the life of our 6 year old and and 8 year old always include birthday parties, games, sports, practices, lessons, trips, and general quality time. It also includes planting, seeding, watering, weeding, pruning, fertilizing, and harvesting but not in the large and regular chunks of time that I used to have when they were younger.
When you have a good balance between the two (the kids and the figs) and your children show an appreciation, understanding, and respect for growing what they eat, join you, and take an active role in doing just that...THAT is a beautiful thing. I cherish those days and enjoy that time with them the most!