I don’t know why it has taken so long, almost 18 months, for motherhood to teach me this life lesson. I guess I’ve slowly been learning the lesson over these months. The idea resting in the back of my mind but never actually coming to the forefront or leading me to take action. But this week it is finally sticking.
What life lesson you ask? The lesson is to do something as soon as you’re able to do it. Don’t put off until tomorrow what you can do today.
So this was supposed to be an easy week for me. Monday was a holiday (or should I say a day off as I’m not celebrating Columbus Day) I initially planned to take off work Tuesday to have a day to myself after the long weekend with the baby. Then I’d work a couple days and be off again on Friday. I was thin going to spend Friday getting my hair done and preparing for my speaking engagement on Saturday.
Well, change of plans. It started with my supervisor being on vacation the beginning of the week. So I felt it was unprofessional, me being the backup, to take off on Tuesday. I switched my day off to Thursday. No big deal right?
Well on Monday night baby Joy chaser spiked a fever. Oh no! Tuesday, instead of going into work I was home with baby Joy Chaser again. The fever persisted. I was able to work from home for a little bit but definitely not as productive is in the office.
Tuesday night I realize that he had some funny looking bumps by his mouth. I decide to take him to the walking at the pediatrician in the morning because he might have hand foot and mouth virus.
Wednesday again no work. We go to the walk in, and unfortunately while Baby Joy Chaser doesn’t have hand foot and mouth, he has something very close, in the same virus family.
That means no day care for Baby Joy Chaser all week long! That means my easy week where I be preparing for my speaking engagement is now filled full-time with a sick child who is cranky and in pain and doesn’t understand why.
So my easy week has turned into my super stressful week. I’m regretting that I didn’t prepare earlier for my speaking engagement because now I have to fit it in between naps, cuddles, and Tylenol dosages.
I know things will work out in the end. Baby Joy Chaser has got has gotten sick every single time I’ve had an event or speaking engagement. God has consistently blessed me with the ability to show up and provide joyful inspiration. I don’t think this time will be any different.
The lesson is finally sinking in. Prepare and do all the important things you need to do as soon as you can because motherhood will hit you with the unexpected at the worst time.
Today was a hard day but we survived and manage to still get in quite a few cuddles and quite a few laughs.
What life lessons have you learned lately?