Ever have one of those days when each minute feels just a little longer than the last? When your teething 18-month old, normally known as “The Best Napper in the World” refuses to take a nap and cries through his entire swim lesson and still refuses to go to bed.
Every now and then, I would catch myself thinking about “All the Things I Should Be Doing” or lamenting the fact that I wasn’t crossing things off my blog to-do list.
Then I realized while I was rocking my son, trying to get him to fall asleep and losing all feeling in my left arm that I was singing a very appropriate song. It was the only thing that popped into my head and I was repeating the same words over and over:
“Where the years have gathered and run, that’s where I’ll be.
I find myself on my knees, begging please.”
10 years from now, nobody will care what blog post I wrote today or if I kept my sink empty of dishes. But my son will be 11 and most likely won’t want me to rock him to sleep. I’m not saying days like these aren’t hard, I’m not saying I wasn’t absolutely thrilled to sit down on the couch with my cup of tea and a little peace and quiet. There are just times when a little perspective is necessary.
Lyrics from Brandon Flowers “On the Floor”. If you haven’t heard it, you should find it and listen to it.
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