Lately I have been extremely impressed with my 7 year-old son’s Lego-building skills. Homework completion however, has reached an all time low.
Lately I have been extremely impressed with my procrastination skills. Mandatory Boring Tasks completion however, has reached an all time low.
He sat ALL AFTERNOON at his desk with homework in front of him reading books.
I sat ALL AFTERNOON at my computer with bills, bank statements and half finished snail mail letters in front of me fiddling about (not very “unplugged” of me).
Wouldn’t you think that my son could just come up with a simple poster about a book he loved
(we’re not talking 200-page PHD dissertation here).
Wouldn’t you think that after 20 years of intense homework I’d be able to buckle down and write my long overdue letter, an essay for a contest, or even update my pilot logbook (that used to be my obsession in the old days when I wanted to be an airline pilot).
I think my son is struggling with his first experience of being overwhelmed and behind.
I think I am struggling with a mid-life Mom Crisis of not being sure of my role in life besides that of laundry and cooking machine.
Excuses, excuses, excuses.