Inspirational Thought

"The LORD your God is with you, he is mighty to save. He will take great delight in you, he will quiet you with his love, he will rejoice over you with singing." Zephaniah 7:13 NIV

Thursday, March 19, 2009

March Break Confession

I haven't had a March "Break" in...oh...13 years.

Basically, March Break--a period of vacation where you can relax, get tanned, read a bunch of books, visit relatives, etc.--has only really applied to my son...or my husband. But, not for me. And not for most (any) moms.

It's become even more obvious since I started working from home. With my office job, I could take time off and enjoy a life at home that didn't involve work or responsibility aside from looking after my family.

Now that I'm working from home, there is no break. I've entered the world of--if you don't work you don't get paid, and even if you do work, it doesn't mean you'll get paid, so you have to keep working. Even if you assign yourself a break, there's the laundry, the dishes, the sweeping, mopping, cleaning, disinfecting, diaper changes, mid-night pacifier replacement runs...

No, for moms (and I suppose many dads, as well) there is no March Break.


Heather L said...

Ack! I sooo feel this post. I began writing again in my spare time. Then I began trying to make some money at it. Suddenly the free time I thought I had is gone. Not only that but the everything in life seems to need more and more time. When are we upgrading to a 29 hour day?

God bless
Heather L

cruizen4u said...

Remembering the times when my sons were too short to reach the wash basin in the bathroom, a family friend made them a wooden step stool. Sometimes I would wish among all the madness of school functions and motherly duties, if I only had a minute to myself.

Now they are adults, doing their own thing. I am caring for my elderly mother, but it's just not the same. My time was consumed.

Now I find time to read, write, etc. Kinda lonely. I don't like this side of the coin. But wait!
My grandchild is coming in August so I guess it's plenty of time to get ready to busy again...

Cindy Hernandez

DOakley said...

Spare time? What's that?

I don't really have much of that--a time where I can chose to do my own thing. While I'm on the treadmill I'm reading a book for review. The reading I do before I go to bed is for a review. I cram in a little more reading while I eat (although this one I'm doing for me). I never just sit anymore...well, no, I do do that sometimes. I try to at least once a week, but it's usually because I have absolutely no energy or wherewithal to do anything else.

Check out Marybeth Whalen's blog, today, and the link I provided to There's a great article at MP on being domestically challenged, which I commented on earlier.

Then, Marybeth's devotional for today--Bring it to me. So, that's what I've done.