Those busy mothers have got it easy, let me tell you. So much of raising children is reactive. Reacting to their needs, I mean. And boy oh boy, kids can be a needy lot indeed. There isn't much time to focus on oneself with children at home.
Their needs lessen, obviously, as they get older. The high school years bring a riotous blossom of independence, yet require parental attentiveness of a different ilk, still as time consuming in many ways.
Mel's posts highlighted to me the heart of the whole empty nest
Wow. That sounds rather pathetic. But within lies a large dollop of truth.
I think I'm finally putting that puzzle together.
I wonder what the picture will be?