The Calm Before the Storm

Written by Laurie Palau. Posted in BLOG: A Life More Organized, Women

Did you ever have one of those days where everything is going along smoothly then all of a sudden a tornado of crisis arise all at once?

Today was one of those days for me.

I may be taking some dramatic license with the word “crisis”, but everyone in my house was having an issue that required my attention at the exact same moment. It was as if I was being sucked into a vortex without warning.

Allow me to set the stage for you:

First, Zoe came home from basketball all beat up, tired and wanted to chat.

Next, Logan was overtired, cranky, on the verge of a nervous breakdown, and wanted my attention.

Then Josh needed our doctors phone number because Caremark hasn’t filled his insulin prescription-which is sort of a big deal for a Type 1 Diabetic.

And let’s not forget Jeter, who was under my foot, wanting me to stop what I was doing to pet him throughout the chaos.

After a productive, yet long day, all I wanted to do was get into my pajamas, pour a glass of wine, and climb into bed.

So you know what?  That’s exactly what I did, but not before putting out everyone’s fire.

I gave Josh the doctor’s number, emailed my neighbor (who also happens to be Type 1) to ask if he could borrow a spare bottle until his prescription arrives. –check.

Made sure Zoe got into the shower listening to the play by play about tonight’s practice.-check.

Talked Logan off the ledge, gave her a big hug and told her to climb into my bed to relax (always a treat to lay in mom and dad’s bed!).-check.

As for me, I changed into comfy clothes, poured a large glass of wine, grabbed my laptop and joined Logan, Zoe, and Jeter under the covers.

So hear I sit, calm has been restored-at least for now.  It’s amazing how life has a way of moving along, quiet and uneventful, then BAM! Everything gets turned upside down in an instant.  Fortunately in my case, as quickly as the storm pulled into town, it quickly left, without any damage.

Thankfully, the kids are in bed, the house is quiet, and I can once again breathe a sigh of relief for braving yet another storm of motherhood..

So to all my fellow troopers who brave the craziness of motherhood every day:

Enjoy the calm before the storm, and cherish the calm after it passes.

Happy Hump Day!

Xoxo-

 

Laurie

 

 

 

Laurie Palau

Laurie Palau is the founder of simply B organized and host of the weekly podcast, This ORGANIZED Life. She is a go-to Organizing Expert whose advice has been featured in The New York Times Parenting Section, Family Circle, and Home + Table Magazine. Laurie can also be seen sharing tips on the CBS Philadelphia’s Morning Show & WFMZ. She lives in Bucks County, PA with her husband, 2 daughters, and 2 dogs.

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