July 17, 2015

Today I dropped off a couple of books in the Little Free Library outside our son’s school. Beside them, I left a cute little bracelet with my son’s school’s name woven into it, a gift to another child from the school that I am missing today.

I had a particularly tough day trying to be a decent parent and a functional professional. We’re only half way through summer break, and although I am happy my son is having a rest from school and is having a good time with friends, I am far from restful during these months. In fact, my stress levels soar to annual highs during the summer. This evening, I don’t have many sentences left in me but I have a haiku…


Straining to produce work

While managing a child’s day.

Summer vacation blues.


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