It is a rainy Friday and my daughter is taking an early nap because she had a very early wake-up call this morning. I should be up scrubbing the kitchen floor and folding the load of towels that I pulled out of the dryer a bit ago. I have the business plan to work on and preschool paperwork to fill out. I have a ton of things to do and yet all I really want to do is sit down and do nothing. Be lazy. Eat some watermelon, watch a silly talk show, drink another cup of coffee, and relax.
Why is it that we always feel guilty when we think of doing this?
Maybe it´s because we have so much to take care of and if we don´t take care of these things when we can they stack up until they become overwhelming. But really, will half an hour break in the middle of the day make the world crumble? Highly unlikely.
I write a lot about working mothers and how they need to take breaks when they can. You know, get their nails done, go out for lunch, sit down for twenty minutes during naptime and read a fun book (not one that talks about parenting or work-related issues). And yet for some reason when I get the time to do so I always feel bad about taking the time.
Today I´m not going to feel bad about it, though. Right now I´m going to get up and heat a cup of coffee. I´m going to turn on the TV, put my feet up, turn on Tyra, and chill out for half an hour.
I´m going to sit down. I´m not going to do anything but sit down.
Right after I fold that load of towels.