Me Time Shouldn't Be This Hard, Should It? | Amanda Magee

February 12, 2015 5:17 PM

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Me Time Shouldn't Be This Hard, Should It? | Amanda Magee

Yesterday was the kind of day that triggers my need for time, or more sinister, ignites my sense that I don't ever get any time. It was a snow day. The marriage of work and home becomes brittle on snow days, as the things I needed to do for work, the people who I had to talk to still blink at me from my calendar, while the girls' faces glow from the sensation of getting away with something and the day suddenly having new possibilities; I resent both, which nearly suffocates me with guilt.

If I can stay ahead of things I keep panic at bay, which is why after the pre-dawn alert from school I considered things to do. I plotted chores for the girls between snow day fun -- unload the dishwasher, have pancakes from scratch, play a video game, check the cat litter, build sledding hills, col...

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