So with Rob out of town doing lawyer type stuff,
I snuggled deep under a blanket tonight
to watch some TV
(in case you don't know, it is ARTIC
butt-freezing, makes you whine like a cheerleader
kind of cold outside)
First I watched the first half hour of Supernanny
just to make sure there are still kids out there
that make mine look like angels
on their worst day
Once I satisfied that need
I flipped to a TIVOd episode of Dateline or Primetime
or whatever it was
It was a show on Polygamy
(named Ariel, go figure that one out)
what struck me most about the show, though,
is that for the women
it was about companionship, help
and having a mentor
Our society has lost that, as a whole.
Families are busy, shuttling here and there.
Kids to their activities
moms to their jobs or activities
Extended families often separated by miles
Just modern day life.
Playdates are planned
as a way of touching base with those around you
but even then,
planned is the key word.
hats fastened on tightly
to show no cracks in the control
that women can do it themselves
and do it well.
bless his heart,
listens and hears
and understands as best he can
but he is not a woman
or a mother.
I don't want a wife
or to share my husband
but a part of me understood
Traditions and belt buckles.
5 hours ago