Thursday, July 29, 2010

Out of the mouths of babes

As I was standing on the L tonight, a new toddler Aerobed resting in between my legs, I was thinking about how dead-tired I am. My days are filled with work, home and child - not much room for anything else. Did I even kiss my husband today? Not sure. Add in a layer of not feeling well and let the pity party begin!

This week is especially busy as I'm out next week. Lots of deadlines, meetings - in the grand scheme of things, this is all good news for my nonprofit - we have a lot of positive funding projects to be working on. But, man, it's a lot. And, wait, here's my train stop.

An hour later, I'm home with Jack....dinner, throw in a load of laundry, bath time, teeth time and wrestling into monkey pjs. Jeremy's working late, so I'm running through the nighttime routine on my own. Jack and I finally settle on Mommy's bed for reading. We read a few books and then we just lie there together. And then Jack says, "it's nice to slow down."

He's right. I need to figure this out - I can't spend so much of my life rushing to have single moments like this. What can I do?


  1. when you figure this out can you let me know? i totally understand. i feel like we rushing constantly... and never just enjoying each other. life goes so fast already!

  2. Melissa, you've got three! I don't even have room to complain with just my one monkey!