Sometimes, I Just Zone Out


There are a lot of things going on in my life right now that need my attention. Downey’s House, my online ventures, and, last but not least, Frick and Frack (the kids). Sometimes, even if it’s just for a minute, I need to zone out. It is very rare for me to just sit. Even to just sit and watch television. I’m always either working on the laptop while watching tv, or, when I’m with Tony, we’re talking shop. Or kids.

Just now, as I was standing waiting for the oven to beep, I was looking out the window and it happened. The complete and total zone out. Children were chirping in the background (“Mom, where’s the little backpack? Chloe is using all the chapstick. Can you put a show on for us?”). I’m not quite sure exactly WHAT I was thinking about. Life. Bills. Whatnot. But there, for that brief fleeting moment, I wasn’t here. I was floating in my private world of my own thoughts.

Cue the oven

Dinner’s ready. Feet back on the ground.

Right now I can’t really imagine life NOT being this crazy. Someday, when the kids are grown, I’m sure life will become more routine again. Until then, I’ll take my zone outs when I need them. They’re better than Prozac.

Categories : motherhood


  1. moonduster says:

    I know exactly what you mean! I need a moment like that right now.

  2. BrainLint says:

    That’s the beauty! Just zone out and ignore the kids – only for a minute. It’s heaven

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