This past summer my head was spinning. I was working 70 hours/week, travelling back and forth to NYC, struggling to run the 500 miles I'd committed to, grasping at quality time with my children and downright neglecting my husband.
This morning at 10am I sat at my computer putting lines through all of the items on my to do list and wondering how I was going to fill the rest of my day since my kids were in school, the crockpot was promising a fabulous dinner and I had plans to workout tonight.
As I was sitting there - bored - and trying to think about what I should do next I thought about yesterday, at the beach with the girls and how fabulous it was - and then about this past summer and all of the fabulous beach days I missed while working. And it suddenly occurred to me - I need TiVo - for my life.
I need to be able to pause, rewind and fast forward. Today I would have rewound to those beautiful days when my kids were out of school and I was working too hard and I would have taken them to the beach.
Or, on the days when they had camp, I would have taken a nap!
Tonight, instead of yelling at them to go to bed because they had school tomorrow I would have just hit the pause button so that they could have gotten a few extra hours of sleep.
And later, when DH gave me the Heisman, I would have hit the rewind button again and again until he finally gave in and said, "FINE, I'll DO IT, just let me get some sleep!"