Who Else Wants A Fairy Godmother?
There are not enough hours in the day for working mothers. We are constantly in motion. Even when we are sitting at our desks trying to focus on the business task at hand, uninvited issues pop into our heads.
What am I going to cook (or pick up, or order) for dinner tonight? How is Michael doing on his spelling test? Should I volunteer to help with Ashley’s class Valentine’s Day party—I really do not have the time, but it would mean so much to her. What am I going to wear to the firm’s recruiting cocktail party? Everyone at the firm has seen everything I have. But when will I have time to go shopping and can we afford a new outfit?
Then you look at your computer screen and realize that this project really needs to be finished by the deadline your boss gave you. So you try to concentrate on work, but always there is that whirring in the back of your head that refuses to leave you alone.
Time to call on your fairy godmother. She is one of the “Favorites” on your iphone.
Rather than actually answer your call, she suddenly appears in your office, beautiful and serene as always,
and in a bright voice asks,
“How can I help you today?”
“Oh Fairy Godmother where do I start?” You ramble on in no particular order, just relieved to have someone to talk to. After some length, she gently interrupts you.
“Okay, okay, we’ve got this,” she says reassuringly.
“First, other than this work assignment, nothing you just told me about needs to be done right this minute.”
“Second, some of the things on the list are things over which you have no control. You helped Michael study for his spelling test. Now it is up to him. He needs to learn how to succeed or fail on his own.”
“Only you can decide whether or not you have time for Ashley’s class party, but I will bake heart cookies for you to bring if you decide to help.”
“Don’t worry about dinner tonight. You need to stay at work until the very last minute finishing this assignment. I will have dinner in the oven waiting for you when you get home. It will be both healthy and yummy.”
“And you are right. You do need something new to wear to the cocktail party. I will be there on Thursday to help you get ready—hair, makeup, and of course, that new outfit. I already have just the thing in mind. You will be the belle of the ball!”
“Oh, thank you fairy godmother. I feel so much better,” you say smiling for the first time all day.
With that, your fairy godmother disappears. After all, she has work to do.
And so, my friend, do you.