There are those who speak of motherhood with the phrase, “the days are long, but the years are short”; it is a phrase I have heard frequently in the 6 months since I became a mother, and in fact, Gretchen Rubin of The Happiness Project has a video to that very end. I can attest that these last six months appear to have been gobbled up by the crocodile of time, but the days also sweep by all too quickly. Often I complain to The Grizzly Kid at the end of the day that I don’t accomplish half of what I had hoped to because everything is a bit more complicated with Wallaby on my hip, and then he lovingly reminds me that as long as Wallaby is well taken care of nothing else matters. I fancy myself a quick learner, but this concept is one that I need to constantly relearn; in part it doesn’t stick because I obstinately believe that I can do more with my time, I should be able to do it all! But the days are short and though I sometimes feel I have multiple personalities I have yet to learn how to get them to each accomplish something on their own; instead the others leave me feeling short handed. The truth is that goals are great until you overwhelm yourself with a hundred of them. The days are short and so we must focus on the important and simplify the other aspects of our lives, and I choose to spend my time trying to make my baby laugh rather than fretting about what hasn’t been accomplished.