This morning I stayed in bed for an extra five minutes and watched a video called “Kiddies vs Kitties”. Not unsurprisingly, I subsequently arrived in the office five minutes late. Now I could have started my workday off apologizing to my team for my tardiness. I could have pulled out a kid-related excuse or blamed it on traffic. That is what I would normally do. But today I did something different. I didn’t offer any explanation whatsoever. I just waltzed in, relaxed and still amused by my entertaining start, sat down and got to work.
There is an amazing euphoria that comes from throwing off the shackles of motherhood and societal obligations, a lesson I learned the hard way a couple of weeks ago. What started as just your typical Saturday morning turned into a proverbial 2×4 to the face.
Our mothers burned their bras.
What are we burning?
You can read my piece They Burned Our Bras, We Burn Ourselves Out on BLUNTmoms to find out.