Sunday, February 27, 2011
Mom's calendar can be exhausting
When I was back at school, I used to occasionally have something my roommates coined Sunday-night syndrome. You know, the nervous stomach, the fatigue ... that unsettled feeling.
It wasn't because I was a bad student, or I was dreading a test or anything. I would just look at everything I had to do that week and feel overwhelmed.
Little did I know how easy I had it back then - just me, work and classes. I can't believe I complained.
These days, I look at my helpful mom calendar/organizer on the bulletin board, and I sometimes wish I hadn't. School is back in. But then there's a day off. And here's an orthodontist appointment. And a doctor appointment. And jury duty for husband - where did that come from? And then there's a project due at work ... the one where no one's returning calls. Arrgh.
And there's lunches to be made, and bills to be paid. And sleep ... we all need sleep. No problem - I'm tired already.
But it's like we tell our kids,right? Just take it step by step. Pretty soon you'll be walking.