I am hearing a lot of talk about selfish choices these days. I have read a lot of blogs and considered a lot of statuses on Facebook, Twitter Feeds, and articles written by professionals. And when all is said and done, I agree that Robin Williams was selfish, just as selfish as any of the rest of us are on any given day.
Perhaps the general population does not want to hear what goes on behind the scenes…perhaps I am too weary to explain or put myself out there…perhaps the Rett mamas nod knowingly while some in the general population might shrug, “What’s the big deal?” Perhaps…
Recently I was picking up a child from her after-school activity and another mom asked me,
“Hey are you guys gonna go to [fill in name of interesting and worthy cause]?”
My answer? “Uhhhhh…”
The event was two days away, not counting the current day. It required registration and a 15 mile drive. It truly was (is), a worthy cause. Why can’t I just say “Yes” and commit?
Last week we sat at the table around dinner time playing a word game. You listened patiently and we “gave you a turn” trying to help you play with your computer as your voice. You seemed uninterested– I would be, too if I didn’t have the proper equipment to play a game. The game went on and on– Zebra. Ant. Tiger. Rat.
It’s not like in the ABC Family Special when the kid walks up to the parent thoughtfully and says, “Mom, I was wondering…” And they sit down together with mom’s arm around the kid’s shoulder, face to face, eye to eye, heart to heart.
Halloween is upon us. We start at Savers or Goodwill and move on from there if we can’t find anything. Navigating around ghouls and goblins to get to cute, fun costumes is the norm in our house.
I have a project for this month and I thought it might be fun to show you another part of my life that is very important to me.