There’s so much to do! Panic. More panic
There’s a thing I’ve forgotten and a list left from yesterday that didn’t get done
Today’s list is longer – and that blog to write
What? Spiritual content today? That has to wait
There’s an Important Email to reply to
It’s already overdue
[stop that noise!]
Things were sorted, weren’t they? What happened?
A late night, that’s what. Now it’s all falling apart
You can’t cope without enough sleep, you know
You’ll be tired all day and it’s all your own fault
[Have you washed your face? Really? What, oh, my face. Ah…]
The children are banging on the wall between the bathrooms
What obscure flight of fancy makes this the thing to do?
Badly parented, that’s why. They don’t know how to communicate without walls to bang on
Yesterday they were nagged, not encouraged
They will probably end up not fulfilling their potential
[Why can’t you just get ready?]
If you add up the minutes required, there simply isn’t time
There is no time!
I wanted to read John
Of course, he’ll still be there later, or tomorrow
He tends to stay where he’s put, good old John
Efficient people have time for everything
Good Christian people always read John first
They have time for that, don’t they?
[Shoes. Shoes, now! Run!]
Stressed. Yes, I am stressed. I recognise this one. I am stressed
So I can get cross now, okay?
I am stressed
Stressed is a grown-up important thing
It proves I’m working hard
What was that thing I’ve forgotten?
[What was that thing I’ve forgotten? No idea? Then just run!]
Because there’s too much to do,
And no time to do it.
I don’t want to be a stressed, angry kind of person
And I refuse to compromise
And there is just too much to do
[Good! Out at last. Whew. Oh, it’s sunny…]
Too many things, you see
Like a camel loaded with straws
I am meant to do it all
Cooking, work, other work, bible study, being nice
Admin. More admin
That’s what you have to do to be good enough
Reliable, efficient, competent, capable
Then you might be good enough
[Ha! These children make me laugh.]
But why is it making you stressed?
Why does it matter?
If not much gets done, what will happen?
It would all come out okay, I suppose
[Would you tell your children they aren’t good enough unless they work harder?]
This camel is being silly
This camel needn’t carry all those straws
This camel, could, in fact, drop the whole bundle
It makes no difference to God
[I love them all the same, really. All the time, even]
And have a cup of hot chocolate
And would still be good enough, really
[Excuse me. I have some hot chocolate to make.]
The Lord your God is with you, the Mighty Warrior who saves.
He will take great delight in you; in his love he will no longer rebuke you,
But will rejoice over you with singing.