I was getting ready to write up this post, and was thinking about how busy, and rushed we’ve been, and I stopped in my tracks when I realized that, that is seriously ALL I ever blog about! Like no one knows that…. or even really cares! I mean really did you really come here to read all about how busy I am? Are you really surprised to learn that we stay busy all the time? Are you new here?
I started to think about all the times how busy we all are, and/or how tired we always are comes up in our daily conversations. I know for me it’s a pretty common topic of discussion. I think it’s for a couple of reasons.
1) It’s true, and we are just talking the truth.
2) Lack of real, in depth topics to engage in.
3) We feel like martyrs. Like we need a crown or a trophy in honor of how busy we stay all the time. And heaven forbid someone not acknowledge how busy we are!
I certainly hope I DON’T fall into the 3rd category! In all truth, I think a lot of the time I fall into the second, though.
Of all the things that are on our list…
-Soccer and soccer practice 4 times a week
-Church (that includes prep for my Sunday School class)
-Youth group events
-Class at CWI for me
-Daily chores, including grocery shopping and boring stuff like that
Etc, etc….. you get the point. looking over the list, it’s not all that overwhelming, but it just keeps us busy.
Like every.other. single.houseold.in.America.
Then I got to thinking about WHY we all seem to insist on staying busy, having every-last minute of our day full.
1) We choose to.
That’s it. That’s the only reason I could come up with. Well, besides the whole work thing. None of us really have a choice to cut that out of our schedules! But every other thing on our list, or your list is a choice.
Soccer? We choose to shell out the money for our boys to play soccer every season. Because THEY like it. I think that might be the easiest thing to scratch off our list! It takes up the most amount of time, it doesn’t benefit me directly. It kills our gas budget. It kills our overall budget, and it cuts into the boys homework time. But the boys love it. They keep their grades up. It teaches them team skills useful in life. It keeps them active. It shows them that we care about them, and the things they like. And it’s fun.
Church? Well yeah, that’ a choice, but not in this house. We love the Lord, we love to go, and worship Him. We love to teach the boys, and the kids at church about Him. Jason and I both know a life without Him, and that’s not an option anymore!
Youth group? Same idea as church, but more fun. 🙂
School Events? We choose to send our kids to a school that has a few more concerts and events than the average school. We choose to drive our kids to a different town to go to that school. We choose to put our kids in a school, that we feel, is better quality than the one down the street.
Going back to college? Yeah, a total time sucker. More than I thought it might be? YEP, but still my choice! I had the option to back out the first two weeks of school, AND get my money back, but I chose to stay in for the long haul!
Daily chores and such? Yes, they are a choice, but I REALLY don’t want to be eligible for Hoarders! And my family likes to eat… on clean dishes!
So yeah, I could take a few of these activities out of the line up and have a lot more time on my hands. I also know that if we were to do that. We would start to get bored!
I’ll try to refrain from posting about how busy we are in the future. It really gets on my nerves! Ha!