Friday 28 January 2011

I'll think about that tomorrow...

Vivien Leigh as Scarlett O'Hara, possibly the most beautiful woman to walk the planet.
When you're a mother you spend so much time preparing. Thinking ahead and planning for all the 'what-ifs'. Contingency plans. Organisation. Trying to smooth the path so the family can travel bump-free. It's all-consuming.

There are some days, though, when you've done all you can and you can't prepare or think or plan anymore. Today is one of those days for me. Next week is going to be a tough one for my little family, but at the moment I can't do anything to make it any easier or better. It is what it is. As Scarlett O'Hara says: "I can't think about that right now. If I do, I'll go crazy. I'll think about that tomorrow." [Man, do I love Gone With the Wind, must go and revisit it sometime soon.]

So today and the weekend will be about fun. We'll make time for all of us to enjoy ourselves and relax, individually and as a family. Laugh our heads off and put the 'should dos' and 'need tos' on the shelf. The boring, the tough and the tedious can wait for a few days.

This morning, I'm taking the girls to my aunt's house to splash in the pool and play with their cousins. On Saturday, Skip and I are taking a very fun trip to the mountains, which I'll fill you in about next week. On Sunday, we'll spend time together, just eating good food, hanging out and going wherever the mood takes us.

Bring. It. On.


  1. Gone with the Wind is SUCH a brilliant movie. If I've had a particularly harrowing day, I often reflect on that last line in the movie, of which Scarlett so confidently delivers ..."After all, tomorrow is another day". It never fails to fill me with hope. Your weekend plans sound lovely by the way, enjoy :o)


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