Three of Me

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Three of Me

2015-09-24As I put my shoes on this morning, in preparation to leave for story time at the library, I thought how wonderful it would be to have an extra me to stay home and get things done. Then I added a third me to that because I most wanted to crawl back into my pajamas, snuggle under the blankets, and listen to the rain on this first day of Fall in west Texas.

Instead of having three of Me to get everything done, feel well rested, and have fun with my family (because in my made up clone scenario each of the clones receives all the benefits and comes back into one self when I decide), I often feel like I’m running in circles. Headless chickens, dogs chasing their tails, or my own children that literally run circles around me all describe the way my thoughts of chores, school, fun, and grown up worries circle around my mind as I circle around the house to get even one task done.

While this scenario isn’t possible, I considered it as I meandered in my circular routine throughout the day. My thoughts continued their circular pattern, even as I enforced quiet time giving up on completing all the chores. Sometimes offering the best to our family means taking a break from All The Stuff, taking time for rest, and really enjoying the moments – even in the messes.

Until I can have my impossible dream, I’ll continue life in running in circles. Maybe the kids can show me how to enjoy such an activity again.

 

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8 thoughts on “Three of Me

  1. Jenny @ Unremarkable Files

    Remember Multiplicity? I think Michael Keaton was on to something.
    Jenny @ Unremarkable Files recently posted…7 Quick Takes about Self-Improvement Tips from a Preschooler, Undead Drugstore Employees, and Ordering Your Life in a RestaurantMy Profile

    1. growin49_wp

      Okay, I read the synopsis on Wikipedia, I really don’t remember if I watched it or not – I’m bad about that… Yes, but without all the lying and cheating. I just want things to get done, feel like I’ve spent quality time, and get a decent amount of rest! Ha!!!!

  2. Julie S.

    Oh yes, there needs to be.more of us definitely. I’ve gotten better at ignoring the stuff that needs to get done but isn’t crucial and trying to find a balance because there is just so much of everything heh.

    1. growin49_wp

      Which works until everything is screaming out that it can no longer be ignored (I’m almost to that state!)

  3. Lisa @ The Golden Spoons

    Three of me would be so helpful!! I definitely spend a lot of time feeling like I’m just running in circles. As I sit here on Saturday morning, it is raining which means all soccer games have been canceled and we actually have a day with nothing scheduled to do. Of course, there is cleaning that needs to get done and groceries that need to be gotten, but it’s so much nicer to know that we don’t have any particular schedule to keep today.
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    1. growin49_wp

      No schedule and a break from running to soccer games WHILE enjoying the rain?! Oh, I’m raising my coffee mug to you, hoping you are able to relax a little.

  4. Janine Huldie

    Your dream sounds quite perfect to me and I would truly wish for the same, but still I mostly run around in circles here now though, as well!
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    1. growin49_wp

      So we run our circles and make the most of the hours we have with one self we have!
      Thanks for stopping by!

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