>> Thursday, June 16, 2011
Mom, you are still eating. Correct or Incorrect?
Mom, I get ice cream when I'm done eating. Correct or Incorrect?
Mom, you have red cracks in your eyes. Correct or Incorrect?
(answer key: correct, correct, correct)
I've been busy. And tired. And wishing I could connect with other full-time working mamas to talk about how they do it. But guess what. They're all too busy to connect and if we actually did, I would probably fall asleep before I learned their secrets to success.
But I'm taking off work Monday and (cue trumpets) we're going camping this weekend! A little late for the first camping trip of the season (we're usually out at least once by the end of May) but we're going! With canoe and bikes and our giant tent with no floor and our dog and I think just maybe that this year -- with the baby two-and-a-half going on eight -- might be the least work yet. (Watch that last one come back to bite me.) A few nights in the woods and the water always sets me right again.
And I have nice friends. (Whom I never see in person.) The other night on facebook in an unfiltered moment I blurted
without really giving any thought to the fact that people would read and respond. And the next day, midway through the afternoon after a rough and unintentional coffee-free morning (good lord that was rough) I opened up my account and actually cried at my desk reading the little mini-peptalks from my friends. My favorite was Erika who told me that I exude adequacy and full-assery! Best affirmation ever. Thanks, friend.
Anyway, life is good but I'm just wishing I could be and do everything I want to be and do when I want to be and do it.
(Maybe the trick is to look at it not as just half-ass, but ass-half-full?)
I don't know... I think it's time for bed.