Tuesday, February 25, 2014
Maybe "Time Off" isn't All That!
So, last week I posted about finally being able to have a "lazy day." After I got the entire house cleaned and all of the laundry washed and folded and the kitchen completely cleaned, I posted to Facebook that "there better not be a snow day or a child waking up puking tomorrow or I might lose it."
I guess that was all I needed to do to guarantee that there WOULD in fact be a snow day. . . . . . and HEY! a kid puking would be great, too. And yes, both things actually happened on my "lazy day." So I thought to myself, "Well, there's always next Monday or Tuesday."
Then, on Wednesday when I was out driving my Meals on Wheels route, I had a thought.
Maybe "lazy days" aren't all they're cracked up to be anyway. Maybe I actually prefer to be busy!
It struck me that maybe it isn't happening because I just wouldn't like it anyway.
No matter how much of my work I have done, maybe I'd feel guilty about lying around catching up on my reading. Who knows?!? At this rate I'll probably never get to find out.
The thing is that these kids aren't going to be around forever. Even though I know that, I just need a "mental health" day every now and then.
How often (if ever) do you get to take a planned break?
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