I'm participating in the Blogging from A-Z Challenge again this year. Today's post is brought to you by the letter I.
I'm a Mom, so that means my life is a series of interruptions. When I'm trying to pee, I get interrupted. When I'm trying to cook dinner or clean house, I get interrupted. Hell, I don't even get to sleep a full night without getting interrupted. (My toddler doesn't like sleep. Or she doesn't like me to get sleep. I'm not sure which, but both suck.) It's the nature of the beast, I suppose. After almost 14 years of this, I've gotten used to it. I can start and stop something a million times without fail and I am excellent at multitasking.
There are a lot of times when I sit back and wonder what it must be like to have the luxury of focusing on a single task and actually completing it without stopping fifty times. Imagine how much I'd get done! Just think about how quickly I'd power through a to-do list!! I think all of these thoughts, but I know that if my life weren't a series of constant interruptions, I'd be miserable. It would mean that my family isn't around, and just the thought of that is devastating.
Sometimes it's hard to feel pulled in several different directions at once, and to get through a day without losing your mind. When I am at my wit's end and ready to run for the hills, I repeat this quote over and over in my head. It's one of the few things that can instantly change my perspective and remind me how blessed I am that I don't get to pee alone. It has been attributed to C.S. Lewis, but I've read several articles debunking that theory and saying that the quote was actually by someone named John Trainer. Either way, it's perfect.
"Children are not a distraction from more important work. They are the most important work."