Social media doesn’t show it all.
In this picture you might see a girl showing off her new dress from the high fashion store, “Tar-jay” (i.e. Target).
You might see a smirky smile and a hand on the hip.
You might see someone who has been running regularly for months and is proud of how hard she is working and how far she has come in taking care of herself.
This week was tough for me.
I don’t have a color-coded homeschool schedule.
We have not perfected a routine for our days.
My patience ran short too often.
I was cranky and not always fun to be around.
My kids had too much screen time.
I was doing really well for really long, but now I can feel my wall crumbling just a little.
It is disconcerting to see our world turned upside down with all the changes happening around us. Things we couldn’t imagine happening just a few days ago are now a reality. Quarantined towns, schools and colleges closed, sports seasons postponed or even cancelled.
I could feel guilty.
I am out of town for the weekend for my annual girls’ trip with four of my best friends who are located around the country. I hopped on a plane to fly away, while my husband stays home with the kids. I will be gone for five days.
I could feel guilty that I am doing something for myself.