April 23, 2007

Just Call Me Tardy McRusherson

Ok seriously, I can't take it anymore. No, not the extremely slow start to this season of the Sopranos, I.AM.TIRED.OF.RUSHING. Lately I am feeling like my life is one big rush. I rush to get everyone out of the house in the mornings. I rush to get to work. I rush to get home. I rush to make dinner. I rush to get everyone to bed. I rush to get to church. I rush to get to events. It's really ridiculous. So yesterday, as I was busy rushing to wrap a baby shower gift and signing the card IN THE CARRABAS PARKING LOT, hoping I didn't arrive so late as to ruin the surprise, I decided this was going to the last time I was caught doing this. This time last month you could have found me in the same place doing the same thing. In my car, wrapping a gift before running into an event. Call it poor time management if you want, but I just feel like I don't have enough time.

And then, to make matters worse, when I show up at the baby shower someone inevitably has made a homemade gift of a thoughtful and personalized photo album complete with photos of the mom-to-be at various stages of her pregnancy inside. When in the world do people have time to DO these things?

Is it just me?


Anonymous said...

NO! It's not just you..I ask myself the VERY.SAME.QUESTIONS!! Where do people find the time?? Especially with multiple kids!!! If I could get an extra thirty minutes in the mornings(without waking up any earlier, of course), I would be GREAT!!! HA!
Auntie Fe

Revka said...

No, Fergie, I experience the same thing ALL. THE. TIME! I absolutely hate being late and rushing around, but no matter how perfectly I have arranged all my events, something inevitably happens to throw the schedule out of whack. *sigh*

Justice Jones said...

Hello, have you read my posts??? I think I wrote on this very same topic some time back, several times. I think being in a rush is a sign of a "real mom." I even had a single friend remind me that I always check my watch and then rush off b/c I'm always "rusing." I guess my only words of comfort may be that you always tell me I have it together, even though I always say "yeah, right." So if I'm always rushing and you're always rushing, perhaps it may appear to other people that you have it all together.

I always have big dreams, and sometimes I accomplish them. So I take it little by little. I win some and I lose some. Focus on what you are doing well, and be thankful for those little things that make it all worth it.

Can't write much, I'm in a rush......... :)

Justice Jones said...

Why can't we spell check our darn comments? Please excuse my last post and the spelling errors. My students would thrive off of this!

Lawyer Mama said...

No, it's not just you. I'm always wrapping stuff in the car or running late. And a personal scrapbook is nice but COME ON! I might plan ahead and do something like that for a sister (if I had one) but no one else. Unless I was an insomniac and never slept. Then I'd have all the time in the world.

Justice Ny said...

I have come to accept that being a little late and a little rushed is all part of motherhood. I just try my best to not be TOO late to everything and I try to take it all in stride.

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