Those disastrous mornings where you sleep through the alarm, the dog pooped on the lounge room floor during the night, the kids are arguing within minutes of opening their eyes, you don't have enough bread left for lunches and you miss your mouth entirely and pour coffee all over your new top moments before you need to be out the door.....
I've had a few of those mornings these past few weeks, more than I can count actually.
But I have finally come to the realisation that sometimes, the only thing to do is shrug your shoulders, laugh at yourself and say "F**K It!
When you are standing in a looooong queue at Lowes along with dozens of other families trying to take advantage of the one day only discount on school uniforms for their kids starting high school next year and you suddenly realise that you have precisely 7 minutes to get one of your other children onto the basketball court a whole block away AND you've left your phone on the counter of another store.... yep you guessed it, you've just got to say "F**k It!"
When life gets so frickin crazy and you feel that everyone needs or wants something from you and your To Do List is longer than the hairs on your legs that haven't been waxed since no idea... then you really REALLY need to sit down, just breathe and say "F**k It!".
Will someone die because your kids are 10 minutes late to school?
Will the sky turn black if the family eats cheese toasties for dinner for the 2nd night in a row because you forgot to defrost anything again?
Will the universe spontaneously combust because you don't get around to emailing this person, calling that person or replying to some comments on your blog for just another day?
It's simple when you really think about it, you've just got to put it all into perspective.
In case you are wondering, I'm no expert on this matter. In fact I only just came to this realisation myself yesterday morning as I was busy stressing out about sending my kids to school in some half arsed Book Week costumes.
To be fair, I actually offered to make a Tashi outfit complete with a yellow electrical taped jacket, but the kids were keen on dressing normally and calling themselves Big Nate or some Kid called Greg from The Diary of a Wimpy Kid book.
If they were OK with it, I kind of came to the conclusion "F**k It!" I'm gonna be OK with it too.
There is too much pressure in the world as there is without placing unnecessary and often unrealistic expectations upon yourself too.
I don't mean to sound demeaning to anyone else who feels differently to this, but when did any of us become so damn important that the world will end if we don't do something that we THINK we should?
Seriously, I don't give a rats ass if you send your daughter to school with a tin of tuna, a can opener and a fork. Would you care if mine took a box of cruskets and a jar of Vegemite?
I don't give two hoots if you forget to call me back because you chose to watch a Real Housewives Marathon instead, and I imagine you wouldn't really care if I chose to nick off and participate in a belly flop comp with the kids and replied to your emails tomorrow instead of today.
Life is short and time is far too precious to spend it rushing around all the time, trying to do everything, worrying about things that haven't been done or self imposed deadlines.
Sometimes we just need to stop, chill out for a while, quit with the stressing and just say "FUCK It!"
Try it ..... it actually feels pretty darn liberating!
Did that even make sense?
Do you have any idea what I am rambling on about?
How often do you just stop and say "Fuck It!"?