Ask a busy person. I can't tell you how many times over the years I heard my mother say this. She was always involved at school when we were little, running the fairs, being on the PTA, etc. and this was one of her favorite sayings.
Now that I am a mom, and let me just say a "super" one, I realize how true this is! I have three kids, am on the PTA at school, work two "jobs" in addition to being a mom, all three kids play sports, most often The King or I am coaching them, every moment of the day seems booked with something. But if you need some help, I am your girl. I'll pick up your kids, do an extra volunteer shift at school, you name it, I'll fit it in. I continue to be able to take on more while perhaps being just on this side of crazy while doing it all.
But man, there are some people who just can't handle A THING! This was made very clear to me the other day when I was at an event with Grace that required five moms to get out their calendars and make a plan for the coming month's meeting.
This particular mom is one of those people that I refer to as "fragile". This is not my type of person. This type of person can handle only one large activity per day, and if anything rocks that one activity, the sky will literally fall on her tiny little head. I guess it is a good thing that this person has just one child, since the scheduling of this one child's activities causes a stress level in this mom that must be similar to what Bush feels as president. I am not kidding when I tell you that when we get out our calendars (or in my case, I mentally run through the three kids schedules in my brain since I don't yet have things in a calendar) it literally takes close to thirty minutes for her to get a date in the books - I swear.
Have you ever felt like you just want to scream really really loud at someone like this? I so want to say "Shut up! Don't come if it is too much for you! But please, just shut up!"
Anyway, we got a date for the next meeting. I hope we don't have to change it since this person also doesn't allow phones in their house - cell or other types of phones since she recently read an article that absolutely proved to her to correlation between phones and brain cancer.
Help me please.