Posted by peskypippi | Posted in Advice, Attitude, Childrearing, Children, Family, Humor, Life Lessons, Mothering, Parenting | Posted on 01-06-2012
Tags: children, chocolate, conveyor belt, family, I love Lucy, life lessons, parenting, prioritizing
Life is like a conveyor belt of chocolates…it’s moving fast and you can only wrap so many chocolates before you can’t keep up and you start stuffing them in your mouth and in your hat.
For a refresher, check out this I Love Lucy episode…
Besides being totally hilarious, this scene is a great metaphor for a busy family life.
Life moves fast and a lot of everything has to be done at once: working, meal prepping, exercising, connecting, schooling, playing, listening, cleaning, shuttling, grooming, relaxing.
I need to constantly prioritize and re-prioritize. Don’t you? Because we can’t do it all. Maybe, like Lucy and Ethel, we need to pick and choose some of the chocolates to wrap… Every other one? Every two?
And if some chocolates fall onto the floor or get stuffed into our blouse, that’s just
the conveyor belt life in motion.