Are You an Onion?


Posted by peskypippi | Posted in Family, Happiness, Kids, Life, Love | Posted on 26-03-2013

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Shrek is an onion. With layers. So am I. That’s my life.

Some people want to simplify, removing layers. Not me. I keep adding them. Marriage. Children. Work. Pets. Life. Sports. Activities. Chores. Interests. Projects.

I want to.

Milestones. Routines. Celebrations. Injuries. Accomplishments. Failures. Happiness. Sadness.

  • Basketball ends, soccer begins.
  • Conference calls. Writing projects. Deadlines.
  • Wash a load of laundry, fold another.
  • Coordinating playdates.
  • When are football sign-ups?
  • Family movie nights.
  • Science fair.
  • What’s for dinner?
  • Me time. Us time. 1:1 time.
  • Grocery shopping. Hello Costco.
  • Working odd hours. Working out odd muscles.
  • Trying new recipes. Giving away old clothes.
  • Celebrating holidays.
  • Did you brush your teeth?
  • Sweeping up dog hair.
  • Homework.
  • Rotting vegetables in the refrigerator drawer.
  • Happy hours with hubby.
  • Plant new bushes, dogs dig them up. Replant.

I am told, “You need to simplify.” But why?

I like it this way. I like my layers. I like my busy-ness. I like my life.

There will be a time for me to simplify. Now is not that time.


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Comments (6)

If you’re happy with life as it is, then why would you want to simplify? I thought that advice only applied to people who are feeling overwhelmed.

I agree! People who tell me that are overwhelmed, I guess.

Sometimes I need to pause and reprioritize, but that’s life, right?

Thanks for writing,

It’s good you know what you want right now. Stay with what you want not with what others tell you.

Exactly…oh wise one!

Thanks for the comment,

It used to be the more I had to do the more I got done but my motivation is lacking. What is too much for one person isn’t enough for the other so do what works for you!

You’re right. Whatever works.

But I’m kinda glad the science fair project is now over. 😉


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