The world is littered with invisible balls.
We don’t see them; we’re too busy trying to keep our own balls in the air anyway – you know all the balls:
- extended family
- special occasion planning
- and on and on …
Not all of us are juggling the same balls, but all of us are trying to keep multiple things going at any given moment.
Until, we drop one.
An invisible ball rolls away, like the meatball from “On Top of Spaghetti” – it careens off toward an adventure, while we stay where we are, trying to keep the other balls up, unable to give chase to the one that ran away.
Can you imagine if we could see all the balls?
Maybe it would help.
Because what we so often forget is that ALL of us – every one of us – is forced to make trade-offs all the time.
We either drop the balls or we put them down:
Maybe we work, so we trade-off growing a garden.
Maybe we need to exercise, so we trade-off laundry.
Maybe we’re caring for an aging parent, so we trade off home-cooked meals.
Sometimes, the trade-offs change by the month or week or day.
They have to.
I repeat: They HAVE TO.
But what I warn mamas about is that there are a few things that we don’t want to trade-off. Those things are sleep, sanity and relationships.
That’s what this week’s video was all about, plus wonderful advice from a friend, plus why we need to stop comparing.
To hear about some of the things that Cait and I trade off on the regular, tune in to this week’s episode of The Homeschool Sisters Podcast.
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