The Days Are Long but the Years Are Short


I read the book The Happiness Project by Gretchen Rubin a few years back and the one line that really stood out for me was, ‘The days are long but the years are short.’

As a mom of three, I have never heard a line more true.

When the kids were young, I was dripping in babies and mashed bananas, bouncy swings and diapers.  But we didn’t have too many places to go.  The kids didn’t have friends and schedules, team practices and homework.

Now that they are teens and tweens, it is almost a full-time job to keep them dressed, fed and driven to their commitments.  My calendar looks like a graffiti-filled tunnel under a subway.  The dish rack is always full and the washing machine is always running.