I think I am feeling lazy. I’m still wearing pajamas and I just had two chocolate chip cookies for breakfast.
But, when you think about it, lazy as a Mom is very different from lazy, as say a teenager or a kid.
I am feeling lazy, but I have already gotten 5 little girls dressed and breakfasted. Three of them had to be piano practiced, hairbrushed and backpacked and sent off to school. I am lazy, and yet I already mopped up a big cereal milk spill that Miss 9 thinks she cleaned up, but I stepped in after said cleaning. I feel like I am doing nothing and yet I have already started the dishwasher and the washer machine, checked my email and sent necessary replies, and double checked the carpool schedule because today is early release and I need to leave in an hour.
I suppose this means that lazy can be a state of mind. Lazy for a Mom is the same as sick for a Mom. It can still involve anything from shoveling snow off the driveway, to baking treats for a bake sale, to grocery shopping, to bandaging wounds, to conflict mediation.
As I sit here thinking about this, I am realizing that Mom lazy is not only a state of mind but it doesn’t even really exist! It’s more like the 5 minute calm before the storm. In the 15 minutes I’ve been sitting here, finishing up this “lazy moment,” I have answered two phone calls, showered, and realized that I need to pick up Miss 3′s new glasses and deliver 12 bookclub books today.
I think I gotta go! All of you have a nice, relaxing, lazy weekend. I know I will.