|Digital The silly Singers|
I was thinking the other day of all the expectations women, in particular many of my friends, have had over the years. All the obligations of being a parent , spouse, employee.. It's truly daunting at times and never ending.Especially if you have a slew of kids or are a single parent. Even if you only have one, that too can be worrisome since it's your only one and you especially don't want to screw that up! If you have elderly parents that adds to the pressure with even more demands!
We drove to swimming, and skating, and soccer, and volunteered at the school, not because we particularly wanted to. It was to be with our children, to support them, to show our love!Let's face it, if you didn't have children it's the last thing you'd probably ever want or think of doing! Was it fun? Yes many times it was really fun...but it was never something you truly wanted to do.
It just happened, like hosting Christmas dinners when you were dead tired from working insane hours the weeks before, or cleaning the floor every night before bed because the kids tracked grass in off the trampoline all day long and you didn't want it tracked through the house! Most days you were on insane automatic pilot!
When someone asks you to do them a favour you think, " Naw....I don't wanna" When someone tells you how to live, you think " Naw I don't wanna....It's when you don't feel guilty about making that statement that you truly set yourself free!!
Are still running around on automatic pilot?
If so, say No, I don't wanna!!
Oh and I have no doubt there are many good men who feel the exact same way!!