I am joining up with some other bloggers for Five Minute Friday today. The topic? Real.
Ready – GO-
Yesterday was a very busy day for this girl, but I was drawn over and over to “real” people dealing with “real” life.
The man on the side of the road being the “liberty statue” for a tax company. What made it real? He was probably in his 60’s – isn’t this the age you enjoy your children and grand children?
The woman at the doctors’ office with the crying baby….and I mean crying baby. Meanwhile, her 2 year old is playing and laughing and talking loudly all around her – “Mama look at this. Mama look at this.” The office was cringing. That baby was LOUD. I was cringing. That baby was LOUD. This was REAL life for that mom – there were no options to not bring her kids with her to the doctor and she did what she had to do.
Real came home to roost at the end of the day with tears flowing down my cheeks as I had to answer one more question from my children, take care of one more thing for them and all I simply wanted at that one moment was to complete a simple task without interruption. But this, my friends, is what REAL life is as a mom – no matter what the age of your kids.
And finally, the day ended with a real moment of sympathy and love from that man of mine. Sensing his wife teetering on the edge of something…..he put the children to bed as I lay in the bathtub with bubbles all around me and only my nose sticking out of the water.
Real = Reality – some days its great, some days it’s not.