Monday, September 15, 2014

Cha cha cha?

"Optimist: Someone who figures that taking a step backward after taking a step forward is not a disaster, it's a cha cha." - Robert Brault

It's one of those weeks again when everything seems out to bollix up life, and it's only Monday.  Stresses from the extended families are heating up (including a visit from my in-laws). Heather is dealing with a set back in her mom's care. Kids are misbehaving. My time is being gobbled by PTA stuff (in spite of me trying to implement boundaries). Cars are being squirrelly, and I can't tell if I'm pregnant or not (pregnancy tests aren't super reliable for me).

I'd like to think all of these obstacles and steps back are a dance, but it's straining my enthusiasm and imagination to even attempt to say that. If this is a dance, then I need to a way to change the tempo and possible the melody. This one is exhausting and confusing. A nice waltz might be preferable to this, at least it would be predictable.


  1. We have a PTO instead of a PTA, but yeah, I'm very involved with ours and it can be a huge time suck. Totally worth it, though. I had no idea, growing up, how much they do for the schools.

  2. Parents here don't seem to get what the PTA does for the schools. As president, I get sucked into anything anyone else can't or won't handle on their own. Then I sit on two outside committees as a representative of the PTA. It's all very time consuming and exhausting. At least next year, I can't be president again. Hooray for term limits!


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