I must be busy. I don't know if this is a long-standing personal trait or if it is one developed over the last fourteen years of mothering. If I am just sitting, I must be folding laundry (movie), eating (meals), typing (this) or reading. If I am at a doctor's office, for instance, and have forgotten my book, I will read the side of my tube of chapstick.
One of my favorite things in our first house was a magazine rack in the bathroom. This may be unsavory to a more genteel reader, but I assure you, once the magazine gained entrance to the bathroom, there it lived out its life. Reading material was discarded regularly.
|Not my kid.|
Since the magazines are gone, I have found myself in the bathroom, stranded! Nothing to read, nothing at all! I have read the labels of all of the shampoo bottles, soap containers and cleanser wrappers.
Note to Self:
In the Someday House, remember to make a place to store those essential "just sitting" reading materials.