Am I losing my mind? Do the 478 things I need to do today really exist? Or are they figments of my imagination? Before I completely snap out of the half awake half asleep state that I am in, I am already making a mental to-do list.
I am a reasonably good mother, wife, daughter, sister, friend, niece, cousin, daughter- in-law, employee, employer and neighbour. I have every intention of keeping that up, so…I will drop the kids off at school, do an awesome job at work, answer all my friends’ calls, arrange to have my mother meet the plumber in my house to have the faucet leaking into the neighbour’s garden fixed, what’s app my cousins pics of my kids, give the driver his tasks for the day, pick up a present on my way home, meet my mother-in-law for lunch, get my hair and nails done, report my sister’s missing phone, meet my ex-colleague for coffee, be home in time for dinner with the family, order all the food for my dad’s surprise birthday party tomorrow, get dressed, show my face at the office party before changing shoes, accessories and jacket to go with my husband to his partner’s daughter’s graduation party. Phew! All done. Another day, another success.
NOT! The next morning, the ringing phone wakes me up before my alarm. It’s my mother. Where has my concentration gone? Why did I forget to cancel her doctor’s appointment? Why didn’t I drop the Tupperwares off yesterday? Why were the boys not wearing their new shoes at dinner last night? Have I lost my mind? Seriously though, what’s happened? Is there something wrong with me? I’m just not keeping up these days. I’m just not coping. I think I need to see a doctor. Any first-world-problem-doctors in the house?