Just Too Busy? If you are, you need my book.
I’ll be sharing excerpts here on my site. So, I thought I’d start at the start!
Chapter One Pulling Your Rats from the Race! Just when you thought you were winning the rat race, along come faster rats. Barbara Johnson
Moms today are being held hostage on the roller coaster ride of their life. [End Pull Quote] There are four moms I run into on a regular basis at my local grocery store. Which one are you?
New Mom~ Old Mom~ Tired Mom~ Blue Mom
New Mom: My little one was up all night. I think she’s teething. Please tell me I’ll sleep again before she starts college? I haven’t showered in days and my car has become a U-Haul for a travelling circus of toddlers. Can’t talk. I’m running late for Kelsey’s newborn gymnastics class.
Old Mom: Busy. Busy. Busy. We are so busy. Taylor made the competition field hockey team. Her games are in Brazil three times a month. Matthew made the varsity football team and has practice eighteen hours a day. It’s Ok, they’re having fun! My husband? I haven’t seen him since last Tuesday.
Tired Mom: This mom doesn’t have time to chat. She is slumped over her shopping cart, mumbling incoherently with her eyes oddly fixed on some unseen object in the distance. She’s wearing her son’s college sweatshirt backwards and hasn’t brushed her hair in days.
Blue Mom: The kids are doing great. We don’t see them as much as we’d like, but the grandkids are growing like weeds, so they tell me. No, they couldn’t make it for Thanksgiving. Ashley was in a soccer tournament. Bob and I paid to have their family portrait stamped on a few thousand local milk cartons. We finally tracked them down at a basketball game last week. I ran up to hug Jacob and the ref called a foul.
I understand their irritation, bitterness, and exhaustion completely. The big difference for me is now I know how to get off that nauseating roller coaster ride. Changes can be made for the better, and lives can be released from the captivity of activity.