We all love Mondays, right? No? Why are you all looking at me that way? Put down the pitchforks and hear me out.
For most, Monday mean a return to the drudgery of work and school and the unending cycle of stuff that must be done. It symbolizes the end of the weekend, a time we have psychologically set aside to recharge our batteries. It means schedules, to-do lists, and responsibility.
When forced to look at it that way, I want to go back to bed.
Then I remember, I’m a mom AND a writer, two occupations that don’t get weekends or holidays off. Monday isn’t a return to anything because I haven’t left anything. The only change is that hubby dearest must go back to work and the kids have to go to school. The process of getting everyone up and fed and dressed is more urgent on Monday morning but it also means that when I finish I have fewer people here to mother when I finish.
For that reason I kinda like Mondays.
For me Mondays are a fresh start to a new week where I can, at least in the first few hours, pretend that I am a responsible go-getter and feel like I’m on top of what needs to be done. It’s a brand new start to a brand new week where goals can still be reached and dreams are still possible. I get more done on Monday than on any other day of the week.
Today I feel like I can conquer my to-do list. I’ve already done the initial getting to school scramble, and even with a 15 minute “Ooops, it was Daylight Savings wasn’t it?” moment of panic delay – one child is already out the door, dressed and fed. So far, so good. Now for the rest of the day!
For a happy dose of good attitude, here’s a feel good song to get your Monday back on track.
Everything really is Awesome!
Mondays aren’t so bad. I like my co-workers and somebody usually brings doughnuts, so what’s to complain about?
Mmmm… doughnuts. I could work in a place like that!