Family 2015

Family 2015

Thursday, November 10, 2011

My Brain and Mouth are Tired.

I sometimes get frustrated at myself for being so tired at the end of the day.  I think it's because so little of what I do all day is actually measurable.  There aren't many things in my day that I can look back on with satisfaction and think, "Ah, that's finished!"  

So, today I thought I would just sit down for a minute and think of all I had done - and though I can't cross it all off neatly on a "to-do" list,  I have to admit, it made me feel pretty accomplished.  It also explained the mysterious lack of an attention span that I have since I became a mother.  This is what I figured out, although much of what I do is mundane, what makes me so tired is that my mouth and brain work overtime all. day. long.

Here's a sample of my conversations today:

"I don't know if you will have a sub today, but don't waste your time worrying about something that might not even happen."  (she didn't have a sub)

"Yes, either a lion or a lego man would be a good choice to take to the sound muncher on Friday.  No, a lamp would not be a good choice.  Yes, it does start with l, but it's too big, and it could break, and it's mine."

"We're having garlic chicken for dinner."

 "The reason that a compass always points north is because the north pole has magnetic properties."

"No, you can not power your house with static electricity."

"We're having garlic chicken for dinner."

"No, you cannot open the door on that tower and climb to the top.  I don't know what it is, I just know you can't.  Because I know, that's why."

"I realize you have been waiting a very long time for Brandon to come and have a playdate, but I'm waiting on his Mom to call me."

"We're having garlic chicken for dinner."

"Yes, I will be back at 6:00 for the meeting.  No, I won't forget."

"When you multiply a negative and a positive, you get a negative.  Yes, I'm sure.  No, I can't explain why."

"We're having garlic chicken for dinner."

"It doesn't matter which side of the equation it is, if the "big mouth" side of that symbol is pointing towards it, it means 'greater than'."

I will spare you the rest, partly because I'm sure you get it and partly because well... my brain is tired.

Anyway, thinking about all this jogged my memory about a really awesome quote I read once and in closing, I would like to share it with you:

To be Queen Elizabeth within a definite area, deciding sales, banquets, labours and holidays; to be Whiteley within a certain area, providing toys, boots, sheets, cakes and books; to be Aristotle within a certain area, teaching morals, manners, theology, and hygiene; I can understand how this might exhaust the mind, but I cannot imagine how it could narrow it. How can it be a large career to tell other people’s children about the Rule of Three, and a small career to tell one’s own children about the universe? How can it be broad to be the same thing to everyone, and narrow to be everything to someone? No; a woman’s function is laborious, but because it is gigantic, not because it is minute. I will pity Mrs. Jones for the hugeness of her task; I will never pity her for its smallness."~ G.K. Chesterton.

Thank you, Mr. Chesteron.  I will never feel guilty for being tired again.

Oh, and we're having garlic chicken for dinner.  :)


  1. HECK YES!!! I love THAT!!


  2. I would like to find that man and give him a kiss...