Is it okay to take a short cut?
May 20, 2010
I hesitated for a moment, and then ignored the dirt track telling myself: 'It's about the journey!' As a runner you can take a short cut, but it's gonna cost you your satisfaction when you reach your destination.
This got me thinking. 'Is it possible to take a short cut as a mom, and make the marathon of motherhood easier on yourself?' I have to admit, and I know I'm running on thin ice here, sometimes I think daycare is a short cut. Especially during summer vacation, when my kids are bored and whiny, and try to bash each other's head in for looking at someone 'the wrong way'.
Whereas school holidays put a bomb under my daily existence, friends who have jobs seem to be able to continue their life in much the same way. Instead of school their kids go to daycare. I sometimes catch myself thinking: 'It's not fair! I can be a nice mom like that!'
In the end I concluded that one person's short cut, is another one's route!
And we all need the freedom to go our own way.