even though they're still qualified as "breaks," it takes me a long time to wind down when it's not my choice. so long in fact, that i'll just start to chill out and then it's time to get back to work. sickness is usually the culprit in our house. it never fails, as soon as i start to get into some good sewing, some crud comes along to bring everything to a screeching halt. i'm learning to let go, but i'm finding that i'm more terrible at it than i thought i was. i grumble and complain and at times, refuse to let go of things that no one can change. i even get so mad sometimes that i scream at everyone in the house. yep, i sure can scream. doug calls it my "mom voice." he may joke, but he also listens and cares. i'm so thankful for that.
i'm in search of a balance though. kids make you aware of priorities in life. what message am i sending my kid if the entire world falls apart when someone gets sick. no work is more important than your health. but i think a balance exists between pausing long enough when hard stuff happens, but also not to letting it ruin your life.
honestly though, i'm still getting the hang of interruptions. and i think there's a long road ahead of me.