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Friday, April 1, 2011

Oh Boy... My Big Mouth

A new day has dawned. A new light shines (figuratively because it is raining) in the window.  I re-read my post from yesterday.  I asked friends if I sounded like I was "losing it" .... guess what - they all answered a different question! ~ this is when you know that you have come off like a lunatic~
I thought about erasing the post. But the truth is... I don't want to erase it - because............
I don't believe I'm alone. I am a mom. I am a working mom. I am a wife. I have twins and a child with special needs. 
*I think that at some point every mom feels pulled in different directions. 
*I think at some point every working mom feels like there are not enough hours in the day.
*I think at some point every wife wishes they could create the "Betty Crocker Image." - or at least the BCI you had in your brain when you got married.  (Your Betty Crocker Image  might have pink hair and be a rocker, but you still had one)
*I think Mothers of Multiples have added stress at times.  Don't knock it until you've been there.  While our joy is multiplied... so is our stress.  If you "screw up your kid, you screw it up twice."  I don't really think of life that way, but I do know that I have 2 kids going through the exact same "terrible twos" together.
*And finally.... I think all parents of children with Special Needs sometimes need a break. Just a "time out."

Which is what I took yesterday.  And it rejuvenated me.  It bound up some of those branches the way an expert gardener would.  It gave me a minute - to not think of doctors or kids or husbands or students.... To not think. Today was a good day. Today I laughed with my students, told funny jokes with my friends, and tonight I will take my kids to go buy birthday presents for parties we are going to this weekend.  This weekend is filled with possibilities and those possibilities include snuggling my family. Heart of my Heart. Loves of my Life.

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