Today is a trash can full of crumpled rough drafts that didn’t make the cut.
Pressed for time, many to-dos, forgetful.
Left late, wrong turns, detours.
Rushed, stressed, chaos.
Disobedience, repeating, frustration.
Hyper children, dog poop, baby fingers.
Play outside, space to think, it’s always something.
Car climbing, dog escaping, dinner burning.
Wet baby, dog water, playing with garbage.
Sassy son, too many kids, can’t catch a break.
Can’t catch my breath.
Lost my mind.
Check under the sofa. It could be under there with a dirty diaper, the TV remote we can never find, Lego blocks, and action figures. Maybe a dog toy or two. Some old underwear? A baby binky? I guess you never know.
Or we could dig through the dirty dishes in the sink. Maybe I dropped it in there with the soggy Cheerios from breakfast this morning. It could be in the tall stack of pots, as well. The one with the leftover pasta sauce rotting inside.
We should shuffle through the stack of school papers on the counter and flash cards that didn’t get rehearsed today. Or any day this week. Or last. Maybe it’s by the book order I forgot about or the one thousand handouts about parties, dress-down days, concerts, meetings, and projects due. Perhaps it accidentally got buried in there.
What about the four hampers of clean clothes I have yet to fold? It’s possible that my mind just fell on out and landed in there as I walked by. I doubt I would’ve noticed its absence as I frantically ran out the door after the dog. A revolving door would be nice because closing it seems too much of a chore for those that come and go here.
Maybe the mental haze I feel is due to the fact that it’s baking in the oven with the potatoes I put in about an hour ago. With all the pieces of my mind I’ve handed out today, what remains is probably about the size of a potato, so it would’ve blended in nicely.
Let me know if you find it.
This post is part of a series I’m writing for the month of October called, Walking in Humility: Learning to Abide with God in the Everyday. If you’re interested in the reading the rest of the series, you can find it here. Enjoy!