wasting time

by humanmama on August 20, 2013

I am a person who has a hard time doing nothing. Which might be good, really, I do get a lot done. I assume when my kids are all in school I’ll have a blog where I track my accomplishments, which will be actually doing all those Pinterest crafts I’ve been pinning for the last couple of years. Or I’ll get a real, paying job. Or both. Maybe have a few more babies and adopt a dog or two. Or …well, who knows! It’s hard for my mind to slow down a bit, and when it does I usually am thinking of all the things I should or I could be doing.

That isn’t healthy. It’s good to get  a lot done, of course, but it’s not good to think you can never relax. Or sit down. Or just be still. I can’t remember the last time I felt comfortable watching a movie or some TV without a basket of clean laundry, waiting to be folded, in front of me. Actually, if you want to know the truth, I can’t really remember the last time I watched a movie or TV…

It takes a lot of reminders for me to take it easy. And, maybe you, too. There’s an old saying, often attributed to various singers and writers, that goes “Time you enjoyed wasting is not wasted.” I try to remember that. And, to remind Carpenter of that, too, especially since we opened our business this year, he hasn’t done much but sleep and work for months. So we have to make those plans, to actually remember to schedule in some downtime. Because do I want my kids to be hard workers? YES! Do I want them to like serving others and enjoy seeing their accomplishments? YES! Do I want them to feel guilt each and every time they’re relaxing?


No. I don’t. I want them to enjoy their life. They are my three little birds, pitched by my dorstep, singing sweet songs. Pure and True. Their message? “Don’t worry/ about a thing. Cuz’ every little thing’s gonna be alright.” And it will. So enjoy it.

Just wasting time…

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