|No time to sit back and relax?|
Now that my daughter has graduated from college and my son is in the air force, one would think that my life should be settled down. I shouldn’t be so busy. I should be getting bored right about now, right? Um… no.
Life, I find, is kind of like a pail of water. You stick your hand in that pail of water and when you take it out, guess what? The space it was taking up in that pail of water is already full.
Your kid’s grow up and you think that things won’t be so busy, after all you don’t have to pick them up after track and you don’t have to take them for this lesson or that lesson. Homework is no longer an issue. Unfortunately that’s not how it goes. Other things just take up that space!
It’s even the same at the grocery store. When all the kids were home and I went to grocery store I practically had a coronary every time the cashier gave me the receipt. I don’t think I ever saw my son when he wasn’t consuming something. I don’t know for sure, but I’d swear he even ate in his sleep. A gallon of milk every two days was the norm. The refrigerator became an additional cooling device during hot summer days thanks to the door swinging open every few minutes.
Now it’s just the hubby and I. We eat out a bit more. I buy ultra-pasteurized milk in the quart size every three weeks or so. I don’t use near as much paper towels but even so, when I get the bill for my groceries each week, it’s the same!
Ok, so long gone are the days of picking up my daughter from a friend’s house with two different shoes my feet while she looks at me with the obligatory eye roll. (I mean just how do they roll their eyes like that and not get a headache?) And I won’t rush out of the house with my shirt on inside out while I try and make it on time to a PTA meeting. Even so, I still feel like there are not enough hours in the day to finish my do to list. Yup, a pail of water.