My two-year-old son can be real energetic that often when I am busy beating deadlines, he would act so unreasonable and would want my attention. That is how I would describe him -unreasonable and uncooperative. However, it isn’t him but me acting unreasonable and unaccommodating. He is just a kid and obviously, he loves to play and he would want to include his mother in his pretend play. How insensitive can I be?
There are instances as well when he would again sit beside me and after a few minutes urge me to go to bed. And I would again think he is acting so unreasonable and uncooperative. I need to finish a deadline and yet here is the little kiddo disturbing me. Shame on you, Berlin for thinking of that! He just wants to sleep because it’s way past his bedtime and you are still there burning the midnight oil.
– Tom Robbins, Half Asleep in Frog Pajamas
There will always be too much work to do
Stop when we need to. Often, we force ourselves to finish everything that we become insensitive to the people around us. We reason out that we’re beating that deadline for our little one’s future but then sadly, we can’t even give our five minutes to him. How can we give a beautiful future if we haven’t established a beautiful present?
Deadlines are beautiful. They keep us focused on our goal. But it wouldn’t hurt if we also stop for a while and rest. That way, we can even be more productive because we have refreshed our soul with a few minutes of playtime with the little kiddo beside us. We become more inspired to work because the sound of our kid’s laughter lingers in our mind as we work.
Children teach us to rest
There will always be too much work. We will never have enough time. Because work is given. Running against time to beat the deadline is a foolish quest. Thank God for children, they remind me to stop and have some rest.