Julie talks about “What friends are for” and I am forced to think about how important it has been that our friends truely are those friends that you could call in the middle of the night for help. But it also makes me think about how often you can rely on those friends before they get tired of helping. We all have a limited amount of time and energy and at some point I think that you can wear out your friendships. I can’t afford to wear out those friendships because without them I don’t think I could make it from day to day.
I’m trying to see if I can do more by myself this summer and already it is wearing me down. I’m hoping for a second wind once I get used to the shift in my schedule.
Julie also talks about “The sexiest man alive” who is the man who does some house work. I’m constantly doing the dishes, hanging up towels, picking up after the kids, washing the floor to get that sticky goo up. I’ve been known to operate a mean Bernina as I mend clothes, or help my daughter make a new shoulder bag. And I do laundry too! The problem is I don’t have that wife there to think about me that way, and to make me feel that way.