How many times has someone asked you to add yet another event to your calendar and your response goes something like this:
Your mind says: Hell no. I have no interest in attending that ridiculous event.
Your mouth says: That sounds fantastic! Can I bring a cheese tray?
Kinda gross, right?
It’s what I call living a double life as a result of having no boundaries. Your mind knows the last thing you need is to add another fundraiser, birthday party or community gathering to your docket, but your mouth bypasses these internal warning signs and goes hog wild — not only signing you up to attend, but to bring a platter of donuts and stack up all the chairs after everyone leaves.
The mouths of mothers can be such jerks sometimes.
The result? More free time, less exhaustion. More happiness, less anxiety.
But I’m certainly not perfect and I always appreciate one of those smack-you-in-the-face reminders of the choice (yes, it is a choice) we make as mothers to take on more tasks, pressure and stress than any single human should.