Monday, April 18, 2011
I've become that mom...
No, not that one. If you are a teacher, you know the kind of mom I mean. You know, the one who always forgets to send things in with their children for special projects and the ones that you have to remind with neon yellow politely worded so as not to offend reminder notices.
When did I become her?
Was it when I had children? No. That's not it. When Josh was in preschool, I distinctly remember planning for weeks in advance for the Christmas party that I had signed up to help with, even cutting with a jigsaw a Christmas tree with holes for ornaments for a special bean bag toss. We did homework right when he came home from school. Each and every paper from school was lovingly taped to a kitchen cabinet or filed away.
Was it when I became a single mother? No. That's not it either. I was surprisingly put together then. (The laundry was always out of hand, but I think that is some sort of genetic defect I have :).) The kids always had what they needed for school, always had matching socks, and I often heard, "I don't know how you do it!" And I went to school at night while working full time too. Hmmmm....
I think it must have been when I got remarried and finally, after five long years, caught a break. I finally had someone else to lean on. Someone else to watch the kids while I had some time to myself. Only then was I able to relax, and relax I have. Now instead of working or cleaning until the moment I drop into bed, I enjoy my husband, the TV, the internet. I read. I peruse Facebook and message boards. I blog. My life is so full, that some things just get lost in the shuffle.
Or...it could be that I'm just horrendously disorganized. Or old. Or both.
But I think I'll choose fully blessed. :)
Posted by Lisa Stone at 5:11 PM