Tuesday, March 11, 2008
I am having one of those I- do-to many-things-so-I don't-feel-good-about anything days. I find this happens to me every once in a while because I spread myself too thin. I am feeling this today as I rushed through an important (unplanned) meeting this morning, hurried through diagnostic testing with my first graders, booked out of school to teach religious education (forcing me to skip a baby shower for a friend of mine at school) and now am flying through writing this as we speak ( but I needed to write away my stress). I feel like I am just juggling the role of friend and even teacher today as I skimmed the surface with others. The snow day off yesterday left me remembering how much I enjoy being a mom and just a mom some days. It reminded me of summer (despite the fact that there is a blanket of snow covering Dublin). Why...because I used this day as a true day off just as if it were summer. We slept in, ate whatever, decided to go to a movie, the kids played with a neighbor unexpectedly and then Curly (my 4 yr old who loves to cook) and I threw together dinner. Yesterday I felt good about being a mom because I had time to be a mom. Today I didn't have time to be anybody. Skimming the surface doesn't work for me...it also doesn't work for my readers and writers. They need time to jump in, swim around and time to play in the water. Tomorrow I am all about trying to find the precious, unlikely, hard -to- find gift of TIME. Could daylight savings be affecting me?