As I rushed around the kitchen this morning dishing out breakfast with my catlike speed and reflexes, I began to get that, "How on earth will I ever get everything done today that I need to" feeling in the pit of my stomach. Or was I just hungry? After all, Momma gets breakfast last. Yes, I was hungry, but I was also feeling the stress of having too much to do in a day and of course, no time in which to do it.
"Stupid Daylight Savings," I thought while grimacing at babies--still in pajamas, still eating, no hope for a quickie a.m. dining experience. "More bapple, more bapple," Elizabeth pleaded. More bapple...I mean apple?!?! NO, NO, NO--no time for more apples, cheerios, or other mass quantities of breakfast food, no time to get ready for preschool (less than an hour away), no time for bill paying, laundry, personal hygiene (when did I take a shower last?), no time for Laura's preschool Easter party, making that soup I've already put off for two days, etc.
Forget trying to blame Daylight Savings, it's already been what, a couple weeks since we've done that? It doesn't really matter in the end...Spring forward, fall backward, fall asleep...no, no, no--no time...the point is, no matter what the time of year, I'll never feel there is enough time in a day. Sheez, the rabbit in Alice in Wonderland has nothin' on us moms. Yet, like the rabbit, I suppose we'll use any excuse to blame the pocket watch, or seasons, or whatever else for not getting the million and one things done that we need too. Forget reducing responsibility, that's for sissies...that's also a joke, don't worry.
What we need moms, is our own international time zone. Mommy Extended Hours Zone. Welcome to an abundant source of readily available extra time! More bapples for everyone! In fact, in the MEHZ (love my acronyms or what?) you can be in two places at once. You can go to the preschool Easter party and also conveniently get your grocery shopping done. And the best part of MEHZ? You never have to hurry! You can take the time to clean the crusty faces of your children, dress them properly (like with socks and shoes) and yes, even give yourself a nice, hot shower!
Until I find the correct hemisphere of magical time zones, I guess I'll just have to do the best I can on whatever time zone we are presently experiencing. I look forward to meeting all you moms along the way--just don't expect me to be on time. After all, there are always more bapples to cut, and not enough time to cut them!