as i move closer to 500 posts,
i thought i'd look through my drafts
and see what didn't make it to the
i don't know why i didn't publish this one.
i think it's because i couldn't get the wording right.
i was talking with my maw-maw,
who had six children.
she was asking about our kids,
and i was telling her all the crazy stuff
that happens around here,
sometimes all in a span of five minutes.
it is non-stop.
i told her i didn't know how
she managed with six.
i have always respected her for this,
and even more so now that i have three.
she laughed, a really good laugh, and said,
"oh lord, you know this one time
i had a breakdown and
ended up in the nervous hospital,
i had to take pills and everything!"
then she said, with a far-away look,
"they sure don't stay little long at all."
it was such a revealing moment.
it made me respect her even more if that's possible.
i appreciated her honesty.
it made me feel better about my crazy life.
and i really wanted to know if there are still
sign me up.