Idle Time


Posted by peskypippi | Posted in Childrearing, Children, Encouragement, Family, Health, Ideas, Life Lessons, Love, Mom Time, Parenting, Personal Care, Reading, Sleep, Women | Posted on 23-02-2012

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While sitting on my six-hour flight from New York back home, I am reminded that I don’t have much idle time in my busy life. Do you?

You know. The time you take to read, or play Tap the Frog on your iPhone, or sit and stare out the window and think, or take a nap. And maybe while napping, you drool a teensy bit.

On an airplane, you’re forced to relax and just be.

The flight attendant recommends that adults first use oxygen on themselves THEN help their children. Isn’t that a metaphor for a busy family?

We parents need to take time for ourselves. Whether it’s reading or staring out the window or napping-and-drooling.

Take the time. Aren’t you worth some breaths?


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Comments (2)

I couldn’t agree more. I am not a working mom but a mom nonetheless. Just being able to catch 30 minutes of a Roseanne rerun daily is all I need 🙂

Ugh. We all need some total veg time.

Thanks for writing!

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