Erica Lucke Dean

"Making the world a better place, one book at a time."

a lady of leisure

I’ve said it before, but I am certain it bears repeating…being a parent is some serious stuff.  And shepherding teenagers through the murky waters of adolescence is not for the faint of heart.  It is a full time job. 

A full time job without a single day off.

I had every intention of playing hooky today.  On the surface, that wouldn’t sound like a difficult task.  After all, I don’t have a day job anymore.  But the thing about not having a day job…it means you are available full time as a parent.  And being a full time parent may not pay well, but the hours are long and often grueling. 

So as I lay awake in my bed listening to the rain this morning, I had the idea that I would sleep in.  And when I was done sleeping in, I would lounge around the house tidying up anything I missed the day before, but generally spending the day relaxing.  After all, I deserved it.

But playing “hooky” wasn’t in the cards for me today. 

I would rather not go into graphic detail about the drama I was submersed in for the bulk of today, but I will say it involved more than one serious case of PMS. 

And we all know how dangerous that can be!

The important thing to note is that I have survived so far, and the day is almost over.  I have high hopes for tomorrow, but I won’t even pretend to plan a day of leisure.  Instead, I will tell myself that tomorrow will be long and grueling, and if I’m lucky, I’ll find a few moments of solitude in the sea of excitement.  The law of averages alone is on my side!

Until the next time…I’ll be ready for battle!

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