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!