We drove a lot last weekend. A lot seems like even more when a baby is along for the ride. We’re getting ready to travel again soon and I’m exhausted. It’s funny how being a little low-energy can make a mommy feel more stress that she would otherwise.
I was feeling pressed for time, especially. But, being a mommy, the time schedule is not necessarily the one I would choose.
So what did I do once my baby fell asleep?
Picture this: You’ve got a booklet of papers you need to copy. You go to the copy machine, press the buttons, and walk away expecting that when you come back you’ll have 200 collated copies of your booklet. When you get back you realize there was a glitch in the settings and now you’ve got a whole stack of just the cover sheet. On top of that, there is a blemish on every single copy so they can’t even be used. If you’d been standing there, you would have noticed and fixed it right away. That’s what happens with cancer. A cell gets misprinted and makes a bunch of copies that don’t work right. Everybody has cancer cells in their bodies. Usually though, the immune system is right there and handles it right away. But, if the immune system is distracted by another illness or weakened by chemicals, lack of nutrition, or something else, then it’s as if it just walked away, not noticing that a bad copy keeps running. That stack of blemished cover sheets is a tumor.