I took a week off my part time job last week to do a 5 day course. The side effect of this is that I’ve spent the whole weekend doing all the tedious, boring stuff I usually do on my days off: washing, vacuuming, mopping, more washing, giving the cat a bath (I know..what can I say), cleaning the shower. I’m still procrastinating over cleaning the toilets.
Truthfully, I don’t feel like I’ve had a weekend. Thankfully it’s a one off and I’m back to normal next week. What I’m wondering is how do mothers that work full time cope and still stay sane? I honestly don’t know how they can. Even if they have a cleaner how do they manage with after school activities, homework and cooking a dinner that doesn’t invoke toast? When do they get to sit on the balcony and read? To just be still? I need those moments of stillness.
|My neglected deck|
So even though I sometimes dream of going back full time so that I actually have a career rather than a job, I don’t think I could sacrifice my weekends for it. After all, what’s the point of work if not to live?
And on that note, I going to forget about the rest of the washing and head out to the Paniyiri with my boys and enjoy this beautiful afternoon.
One thought on “Miss my weekend”
Lovely T. It's these realisations that matter. Moments if stillness are critical to everyone. The busier the life, the more critical they are.
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