I love the promise of a new day.
In fact I love the promise of a new week too!
Mondays are great days for me. I get to send the kids off to school with the hope that maybe this week I won’t forget something important that the kids need at school. Maybe this week I won’t feel like I’m chasing time. And maybe just maybe I’ll feel like that mom that has finally figured out the balance between being a mom, a wife, a teacher, a therapist, and a human being. This means that I still have hope to take a little time for myself this week, too.
Monday is also a day for me to sit down at the computer and type my thoughts out on the keyboard. Refreshing to stick to that commitment. There aren’t many commitments that I stick to when it comes to myself…after all, we know how much we put aside when it comes to ourselves as a SAHM/WAHM.
A while back, I came across this poem that made me laugh. It made me laugh because it was so ME!
If You Give A Mom A Muffin
by Beth Brubaker
If you give a mom a muffin,
she’ll want a cup of coffee to go with it.
She’ll pour herself some.
Her three year-old will come and spill the coffee.
Mom will wipe it up.
Wiping the floor, she will find dirty socks.
She’ll remember she has to do laundry.
When she puts the laundry into the washer,
she’ll trip over shoes and bump into the freezer.
Bumping into the freezer will remind her she has to plan supper.
She will get out a pound of hamburger.
She’ll look for her cookbook
(How to Make 101 Things With a Pound of Hamburger.)
The cookbook is sitting under a pile of mail.
She will see the phone bill, which is due tomorrow.
She will look for her checkbook.
The checkbook is in her purse,
which is being dumped out by her two year-old.
Then she’ll smell something funny.
She’ll change the two year-old.
While she is changing the two year-old, the phone will ring.
Her five year-old will answer and hang up.
She’ll remember she was supposed to phone a friend
to come over for coffee.
Thinking of coffee will remind her that she was going to have a cup.
She will pour herself some more.
And chances are,
if she has a cup a coffee,
her kids will have eaten the muffin that went with it.
I thought I would include Beth’s inspiration behind her poem. Most elementary school teachers know this book and the whole series. If you don’t, go out and pick one up! They are super fun and my kids loved them when they were littles. Can’t wait for Gellibean to enjoy them too.
This week, my new commitment to myself is to write more and to go back to Bikram. Wish me luck! Hopefully, I won’t get too distracted along the way…
Happy Productive Monday!