I remember those days before becoming a mommy when I could relax and take just a few extra minutes to sink into my favorite sites and social networks. We’ve all had days like that where we can get sucked deep into that black hole of time and some of our responsibilities temporarily slip the wayside.
Those dirty dishes can wait just a few more minutes while I follow this juicy argument on facebook. Those extra couple minutes become another hour…. ok ok… actually the rest of the evening… That’s alight! Not a problem! I have plenty of time in the morning before work to scrub that casserole dish and all the other things that have piled up! Morning arrives and there’s no time. My optimistic plan is foiled. Arrive home from work. Peer over at the pile of dirty dishes. Order takeout and watch the Ancient Aliens marathon on TV. Slip into that black hole of time and the dishes wait yet again. The process is repeated until I am disgusted with myself or I manage to pull myself out of that strange black hole of time thing.
After becoming a mother I find that the black hole of time that had previously pulled me into the social networks now pulls me in the direction of my little boy. The dishes can wait – but this time it’s for a good reason. Time really isn’t available anymore to procrastinate. Dishes do pile up quicker but they do get done and I also still manage to get a peek at those juicy arguments on facebook. Priorities change when you become a parent – comforting my little boy while he’s sick or when he’s teething is more important than scrubbing the dishes or fighting off those dust bunnies. Being a Super Mom isn’t about getting every single thing in the house obsessively organized and spotless. Being a Super Mom is about being there for your kids first. I’m honestly not a slob and I do like things tidy and organized at home – everything on my list does eventually get done – eventually. 🙂 The dishes and dust bunnies can wait – at least for a little while!