Can't a Girl Have a Little Peace and Quiet?
Take this morning, for example. I wake up have my coffee and some cookies (oops...sorry Casey and loyal HASAY friends) and start remembering being in Girl Scouts and selling their cookies. And suddenly, without warning, the topic of the day pops in my head and there goes the next two hours! The questions: why does the girl scout pledge require you to stick three fingers up? Did I ever challenge the oath and the hand signal when I was young? Didn't the boy scouts use only two fingers? Why?
Well forget it. Not today. I can ask my Mom these questions and she'll have the perfect answers because she was my girl scout leader for years.
I am simply not going to spend 30 minutes asking myself why the boy scouts are taught to "Be Prepared" while the girl scouts are focused on being "honest and fair, friendly and helpful, considerate and caring......". I am not at all curious why its so important that we teach little girls to be door-to-door salespeople selling cookies by the truckload, while we teach the boys to be "physically strong, mentally awake, and morally straight". I happen to think the people behind these two organizations are decent and don't believe they have plans to set up the two sexes in some sexist fashion. But the mind can wander...
All I want to say here is that for so many years, Moms and Dads work hard to bring up their families, make money at their jobs to support their families and drop dead into bed nightly. Just read all the wonderful younger Mommy and Daddy blogs out there and you know it is exhausting!
Once the kids finally leave the nest, can't we have a little peace and quiet? No thoughts, no new ideas. Just a little blank space in time where nothing needs to be done or understood? I don't think that's too much to ask.