Before I became a parent, I believe (I can’t be sure, but I believe) that I used to have days where I had nothing planned and nothing I really needed to do. I could surf the Internet, watch favorite shows, and generally be lazy.
Now, as a mother of two, I can’t even rub the sleep out of my eyes before stressing out about all that needs to be done. Mark, age 4, is supposed to wear his braces all of his waking hours, and this stares me in the face every morning. The longer he spends out of his braces, the more we are chipping away at the progress we need to make with his issues.
This is to say nothing of cooking, cleaning, laundry, and so on. I’m sure all parents can relate — there are just no more lazy days.