I am a tired mom. Not I can sleep for an eternity tired, more like…if I ever slow down, I may never get back up tired. You see, you only gave us 24 hours in a day and as we age, for some reason, more and more needs to fit into those tiny 24 hours. In 24 hours this is my life:
- Be a mom (there’s all 24 hrs!).
- Be a wife.
- Be a business woman.
- Run errands.
- Pay the bills.
- Clean the house (ok, my husband does this one…mostly).
- Shower (cat baths count right?).
- Put a bra on (most days, this is optional).
- Remember to pee.
- Sleep (sometimes).
…and that’s just a regular day. I’m also a daughter, sister, granddaughter, friend, driver in Los Angeles (that makes you take away at least 4 hours for traffic), and more. It’s not that I am not grateful for everything that I have or happy with my life. I am. So grateful and SO happy. It’s just that all those people that tell me to “relax,” I need to slot away some “me time”. Well, Life, I would LOVE to. I would. I’d love to get my nails done, get my hair all pretty, have long lunches with my friends…hell I’d even like to spend 5 minutes alone in my car with nowhere to go. But I can’t. Why? Cause there’s only 24 hours in a day.
It’s life’s bittersweet reality, the more full your life is, the less time you have in a day. My days are full of joy and fun, but stress and deadlines as well. If it wasn’t for the stress and deadlines though, I wouldn’t have the joy and fun. All time is relative and necessary for my life to be full.
So life, I am thankful for every second of the day you give me, but if next week… maybe the house cleans itself and my mom babysits and my husband goes to the gym all at the same time…I think you and I would be best friends again.
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