“Brain Gone Fishing.”
At our meeting to change the world last May, my friend Anna, a fellow daughter of a Marine said this:
“If you need me to do anything let’s get it done right now. Otherwise, I am on mom duty all summer and won’t be able to do anything.”
I thought she was a bit serious at the time. We can do it all right?
Ha. Now its August and I know she was right.
I adore my kiddies and they are my priority during summer. But by late August, I am ready! Ready for school, a rhythm, and a routine….for them and me!
All this talk about our kids brains draining over summer, what about stay at home Mommy or Daddy brains?
I crave some mental gymnastics, problems to actually solve, new ideas to chase. To knock off all the items on my To Do list. To have some time to think clearly, or read or talk in a paragraph versus a baby tweet.
It’s just not happening until those kiddies are back in school.
Yesterday I met with our carpool team to plan out our exciting 2015-2016 year of carpool when I realized the fog had set in on us all! We could not get past the first two weeks of September.
Then the other day I told my daughter to stop whining, get out of the house, or go to the pool. When I dropped her booty off at the pool, I saw two girls we knew on their iPad sitting in a corner.
“Hi girls! Have you been swimming all morning? Will you be staying longer?” I asked them.
“Yes!” They exclaimed in unison.
Then the elder sister said, “We have been here since 11 AM! Our dad kicked us out of the house and told us not to come home until 5PM.”
My kinda guy. Get outside kids! I gotta think!
I am dreaming of running a 100 mile ultra marathon. Never mind the fact I have not trained for one. Brain gone fishing! No think. Jus’ run.
See ya family! It’s “Mommy time out!”
Lord, give me the strength, peace, and wisdom to chill out, laugh and play a little more as school starts back up. Who cares if I have brain drain, right? I can catch up on some brain training when “we” go back to school.
Research says, and I know from personal experience, constant interruptions, distractions whether the good or bad, can short-circuit your thoughts, dreams and actions. And give you a dash of ADD.
Oh well. Got kids.
“Brain’s Gone Fishing.” Back in September.