Busy. Stress. Juggling. Life. Kids. Cooking. Business. I no longer think in full sentences. It’s one word at a time for me now. Is it age? I’d like to find something to blame!
I’m the mom moms laugh at. It’s my job. They feel better about themselves knowing I’m around.
Latest episode. (That was two words. Sometimes I can think in two words.)
It was roughly 5:24 and 39 seconds in the afternoon.
Place. Walmart. Checkout line.
Out of my mouth came the loudest, longest sigh you’ve ever heard. It came from waaaay down somewhere and there was just no stopping it. I didn’t try, though actually, I had no idea I was doing it.
My first clue was the lady in front of me who turned around very slowly and looked right at me.
The sound stopped, like she pushed a button.
I looked up past the lady to realize everyone was looking at me…and smiling…and laughing! That’s when I burst out laughing!
The lady in front of me said, “Well everyone was looking at me, and it wasn’t ME!”
More laughter. But the thing is no one stopped laughing. It was contagious and was only getting bigger.
That was it. I had to defend myself!
“Hey, y’all I am stressed! I homeschool my five children, run an online business, am throwing a birthday party tomorrow, and my husband just called and said he’d be home in 15 minutes. I have to get through this line (pointing and my huge load of groceries), and make it home to have dinner ready in…14 minutes!” I proclaimed.
“Wow! You get a pass!” said the lady at the check out counter, “That’s too much for one person!” Everyone around gave their sympathetic nods.
Me? I left laughing and sighing, still only hearing the sighs after they left my mouth.
Just sigh y’all. Let it out! It feels so much better than all pent up inside.
Ready? One, two, three….
Yeah, now I’d like to see you do that in the middle of a crowded Walmart checkout line. One can dream.
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