Sunday, August 30, 2009

Worth the Wait

I once read a study that said we spend a quarter of our lives waiting in line. A quarter of our lives I thought, that can't be true now can it?

And then I thought about a typical day in the life of Mommy Maestro. For example, the other day after I awoke, I began by getting the kids ready first. I waited while they each went to the bathroom. I waited again when I asked them to clean up their toys and they gave me that zombie look (like I know your my mom, but unless you're screaming at us, we can't hear you.) I waited while they brushed their teeth, put on sneakers and made their way to the car.

Once at the gym, I waited for the person in front of us to check her children into the daycare. I waited for kisses, I waited for hugs (worth the wait). I waited for exercise machines, and mirror time.

At the grocery store I waited at the deli, and I waited in the checkout. I waited for my children to stop yelling (still waiting for that one).

I waited for my husband to arrive safely home from work. I waited in traffic to bring Potter to Karate. I waited for our food to be brought to the table at Applebees. I waited for the sales man to come back with a quote on the new car we were interested in purchasing for Hubby.
I waited for the kids to fall asleep. I waited for the weather on the news. Then finally, I got fed up with waiting, and I fell asleep. I began the whole cycle again the next day, just in different places.

For the most part, I've gotten used to the whole waiting thing. It's a part of life, so why complain about something that isn't going to change.

I would however like to see more stalls in women's bathrooms. No invention in the world is going to prevent us from sitting a minute or two then wiping afterwards. There is an obvious flaw in this facet of the system. They even provide chairs outside the bathroom for the gentlemen who are waiting for their ladies. Now that was a bright idea!

So what is this post all about you ask? Well, waiting is just part of it. But the other day, when I went to the movies I got so excited at one of the previews. Try to remember, if you will, that I'm a kid at heart.

The preview was for Toy Story 3. I was so excited. And then the release date popped up at the end of the trailer....June 18, 2010.

Are you kidding me? That's almost a whole year. How do I explain that to the kids? Wait a darn minute! How does someone explain that to me?

What is a Mom to do?

I know. I'll just keep watching the trailer in anticipation for the big day. Oh thank you YouTube.


Just A Mom (Call me JAM for short) said...

Ah yes, the waiting game. Can we ever get away from it?

ethelmaepotter! said...

Good grief, I had the exact same thought when I saw that exact same preview. It was the same with "the Incredibles." Preview was more than a year before the movie, and the suspense was agonizing! Let's hope the wait is worth it.

Jennifer said...

I'm trying to embrace the whole concept of waiting these days... I don't know if it's working, as I usually can't wait for a bag of popcorn to finish popping in the microwave before I start complaining... and that's just two and a half minutes!!!

Martha in PA said...

Crazy isn't it. Tara and I always laugh when the opening date of the movie is a "lifetime" away. At least in October we can see Toy Story 1 & 2 double feature for a limited engagement to help the anticipation.

Great post! I had not really thought about how much we wait on a daily basis.

Oh and BTW, I'm still waiting for my Knight in Shining armor.

Tamis said...

it would seem Moms might wait a little more then some other people.

A year to start pumping kids up for a movie? Puh-Leez!

Jane In The Jungle said...

OMG...I had no idea I was waiting that much!! And please, June 2010!!!! They know better!

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Anonymous said...

The Wait reminds me a little of the old story that life happens in-between. You know, where you always are striving for one thing or another and somewhere inside all of of that, is Life.
I can relate to the incredibly looonnng wait time for movies they preview. I am still waiting for the next in the Twilight series....sheeeesh. Hope I live long enough to see it!
Take Care!
Chris(from SITS)

Kathy B! said...

Hurry up and wait.

I'm pretty sure that line is tattooed on my forehead!

And I hadn't seen the trailer for Toy Story 3! Thanks fo r the link :)