Sometimes I really wonder about my view on the world. Am I looking at it the wrong way? Am I looking at the world through the wrong end of the binoculars? Or am I just wearing rose coloured glasses?
I was telling a friend and her hubby how I would love to not work. Really??…they said. What would you do?…. Well, as a stay at home Mum I would help my kids with their homework of course, then I would paint, I would sew, I would take photos, I would write. I would renovate and do all those things that I don’t have time to do now.
You don’t want to be a stay at home Mum, my friend’s hubby said. You want to be retired.
Oh my god. He was right. What a revelation. I want to be retired! Hmmm…..
My kids go to a Christian school, so I meet my end of the bargain and go to church occasionally. A girlfriend of mine is studying to be a minister (of the church kind) and is starting a contemporary service. I was telling my sister that about it and was saying that I didn’t want the kind of modern church service where there is a rock band aka Hillsong style (ugh), but where you could sit around, have a glass of wine, relax and talk.
You don’t want a contemporary service, my sister said. You want a book club.
Oh my god. She was right. I want a book club!
Though I did start a book club once. We all read the book. We met at my house. We drank heaps of wine and didn’t even discuss the book. Perfect!
So really, when I think about these things I THINK I want to do, am I wearing rose coloured glasses? And what if I get to do the things I really want, such as being a stay at home Mum, and I really did have it all wrong???
More philosophical pondering…it might require another glass of wine, a good book, and of course thoughts of planning my retirement…you never know…I might find the answer to what I am looking for at the church service!