Monday, June 27, 2011

Sometimes I wonder...

When my mother was my age, busy raising us, was there this much focus on being a mother?

Or did she get to be a person who happened to have children?

Were there superstores devoted to child rearing? Twenty five variations of thermometer? Seventeen pediatric offices within a square mile?  Three hundred species of strollers and their cousins, the car seat?

I know it's not just a symptom within parenting, since my local drugstore has an entire aisle devoted to nothing but shampoo and conditioner. You can literally choose by bottle color and go through Roy G. Biv two to three times before running out of options. I guess it's accurate to say that the entire world is on overdrive, is examining to a hyper degree the umpteenth option of every umpteenth option, but really:

I'm jealous of the days when things were simpler.

That's all. :)

1 comment:

L.Duncan said...

PREACH!!!!

Let me tell you, I was just talking about this to someone else. As much as I want to have it all and be all that I can be, I sometimes wonder how easier my days would be if I just focus on my kids, my husband, and our home. Now we have twitter, facebook, blogs, cell phones, hundreds of tv chanels, you name it!

PS, I got your email. Thank you again for your donation and for being that special "friend". I say that because I have no clue who you are, but I love seeing your posts and I love reading your comments on my blog! I hope you're having a great night!