The Water is Wide
No, these songs are for mournfully staring across expanses of ocean or their metaphorical equivalent.
But while I try to use this blog not just to inform on parenting issues but to celebrate the efforts we make and encourage others to raise a glass in their own honour, I haven't been doing that myself. Or maybe I've celebrated other people at the expense of my own sleep and sanity. Or listened to the stories of others before listening to myself. Or just plain old taken on too much, like so many busy parents do.
At the risk of absolutely beating the H2O metaphor to death, my well is low. Really low.
If it was any of my friends making this confession, I'd organize some sort of pedicure intervention or night about town. But as is the habit of so many caregivers, we listen to ourselves last. Ignore our own signals and trudge on with the busy work.
So this is me solemnly swearing to do something restorative for myself each day this week. Starting with leaving the office on time today.
I hope you can do the same.