Looking back over the last week I see a spotty record of hit and miss writing. And, when I look at the challenges some people face in getting to the keyboard, I feel a little lazy and lax. My days are just a little full and I am a little tired.
Mary, my wife, is in school all day until 6:30 pm. It is my job after my job to see to dinner and other matters household stability. I know a lot of women and some men have been doing this for a long time, and I am not complaining. I usually do a lot around the house, but Mary is the one who likes to cook. I am the one who cooks when I have to. I do the laundry and clean the kitchen after dinner as my contribution to daily housework. Now I am doing it all, which is alright, but this week I have added a cold into mix and by 9 or 10 pm (my usual writing time) I have been brain dead or spending some quality time with Mary. Quality time with the children consists of “have you started your homework?” Like I said I am not complaining yet. Wait until my car breaks or people start throwing up, then I will start swearing*.
*I have decided to swear in non-sense words. If you have seen “Firefly,” a very interesting series that Fox cancelled after half a season, or the movie “Serenity,” You will get the idea. As a preschool teacher, I have always advocated for non-offensive swearing and teach my parents this skill. It you stub your toe in a preschool classroom you have to say something.