Better than …

Thu, December 21, 2006

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It’s a crazy time of year for everyone.

As you can probably guess, since I haven’t posted for several days, our family is no exception.

A couple days with the grandparents, activities to fill a week off from school before the holidays.

Forget about the writing deadlines I have. I just pray I will find a way to make the assignments happen. I usually do, but this month there’s so little time left. I keep telling myself 1,500 words is “do-able.”

Even though I committed to trying to keep things manageable, it’s almost impossible when you have two religious holidays AND a child’s birthday to celebrate in one week’s time, this time of year.

So I find myself here at the computer before bedtime, trying to figure out how I’m going to make the birthday and the cake and the gift-wrapping and the writing happen without my head exploding. (Not to mention the all-important anniversary of my first date with D., which happens to be tomorrow night).

So how will I manage to calm my brain and turn it off until tomorrow?

With this –

“Mommy, you’re better than peanut butter and jelly sandwiches AND you’re better than Barbie and the Twelve Dancing Princesses!”

No need to worry about my holiday gift — it came today when I wasn’t expecting it, and that will help me with the perspective on the rest of the madness that is to come in the next few days.

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7 Responses to “Better than …”

  1. Mommy off the Record Says:

    Awww. That is so sweet. Comments like those are the best present of all!

    Happy holidays to you and your family!

  2. Gunfighter Says:

    All Will be well.

    If it helps, you can re-gift the CD’s I sent to you. I won’t be offended, I promise.

  3. PunditMom Says:

    GF, I would not think of re-gifting such a thoughtful gift. I’m hoping it arrives today!

    Breathing easier this morning … we’ll see how the day goes!

  4. jen Says:

    what a lovely surprise..and helps make it easier to slow down and be in this moment. happiest to you.

  5. Queen of the Mayhem Says:

    It is amazing how the most simple of words from our children can touch our hearts! A simple, ” I wove you Mommy” from my three year old will make my week! Merry Christmas! I am certain things will settle soon!

  6. Paige Says:

    Hang in there, PunditMom. Regarding your deadlines, I am reminded of a little slip of paper that was taped to the computer monitor I used at my last job in DC. This slip of paper said: “Deadlines and stories are temporary. Sanity is forever. So just pull the shit together as fast as you can and get yourself home.” I think about that piece of paper everytime I’m trying to remind myself that 1,500 words is doable…

    :-)

  7. PunditMom Says:

    Thanks, everyone, for all the encouragement! Nutcracker today, nose to the grindstone tomorrow! :)


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