We are not that busy so why are we so busy?

As I finished the fourth of four loads of clothes yesterday, I thought to myself, "Wow! We must have had a productive weekend!"

It makes me wonder what we would do if we were normal, normal meaning having our children in tons of extracurricular activities. I don't know how some people get anything done with their schedules and I get stressed out over my own from time to time although we have always purposely tried to limit what our children are involved in so they could have time to just be kids and rest and even waste some time now and then. My thought is that there will be plenty of time to have no time to waste later. No point in going full blast until you have to.

Yes, they are busier these days and we had band-related activities Saturday, Sunday and even Monday evening. And let's not forget their social schedules including seeing friends in plays, birthday parties, etc. etc.

I'm looking forward to a few weeks without much of anything on the evening schedule. Starting today, we have until December 3rd before our next out of the ordinary event (another day in the concession stand at the NFL game).

It's the first prolonged break/return to normal since July and as much as I look forward to the rest I don't look forward to being inactive and lazy and sluggish. I now have this need to do something, anything, other than just sit at home all the time and this will contribute to more dirty clothes that need to be washed but that's alright. I'm sure I'll preserve a few lazy days on the calendar to stay around the house so I can get them all done.