Maggie asked me that last week: Mommy, how do you stop the whole world?
And I thought: kid, if I knew, I’d have done it already.
I’m in the soup right now. Parenting is tough right now. I’m not ready to make it funny yet. I’m not even ready to not be funny about it yet. But if I could press a big pause button, I would, and not to melt with you or anything. Just to stop and take a breath.
And then yesterday we had our first rehearsal for Listen to Your Mother. And the world stopped.
I am so excited, so humbled, so honored to be creating this show with this group of women (and one man, speaking truth). I was so happy to have had this time yesterday to laugh and cry and celebrate motherhood.
Tickets are on sale soon. If you’re in the NYC area I hope you can come. It will make your spirit soar.
Today, fresh from the high of new friends who Get It, I have renewed energy to climb my motherhood mountain of the moment. It’s a steep climb. And there’s some stuff in my backpack I really don’t need. So I’m taking all that stuff out and leaving it at the bottom.
Pilates mat class, body issues, snacktime guilt? No. See you next year.
Volunteer opportunities and board meetings and make these 30 calls by tomorrow? No. Sorry, I’m not available.
Brand-growing, Klout scores, writing assignments, paperwork? No. Parked in the inbox for a while.
Mommy, can you read just one more story?
Mommy, can you stop the whole world?
Yes. Yes I can.