I don’t care if you’re a working mom or a stay at home mom – if you have kids, you are a mom on the go because your kids are on the go. Their social calendar is busier than ours and we seem to do this balancing act of motherhood 24/7.
In fact, I was talking to a friend of mine (she’s a mom of four in Texas) who had the best eyelashes. I mean, the best. They were fake and I asked her if it was pain to get eyelash extensions monthly. She said it takes about 1 hour and before I could ask, “How do you find the time to do that?” she jumped in and said, “But, that hour is soooooo relaxing.” Relaxing? Eyelash extensions? But then I got it. Of course! You are alone. With your eyes forced shut. Laying down. With no kids. That makes it relaxing.
In fact, I remember having to get a root canal when Kelsey was 4 months old. My back molar broke in half while I was eating an almond. “Breast feeding can suck the calcium out of your body,” they say. (of course it does) And so there I was, laying back in a dentist chair about to get a root canal and I literally thought to myself, “Ahhhhh … I can close my eyes for the next 45 minutes and do nothing.” I walked away thinking that root canal was the most relaxing thing I had done since my daughter was born.
That’s kind of sad. But it’s true. So … I have to give a big shout out to all of the moms on the go. The moms who get eyelash extensions to make themselves feel better and to get 60 minutes of shut-eye a month. Moms, I appreciate you. I understand you. I am you. Keep up the great work!
PS – I was at The St. Regis Monarch Beach (California) yesterday for a meeting and I was super excited to get the bed to myself and a full nights rest. As luck would have it the fire alarm at the resort went off at 2am – making it impossible to go to bed until 3am. Figures, right?