All I can really remember from physics class in high school is that something that has come to stop takes more force to move than moving something that is in motion. Inertia is a mean ol' thing. Of course, I may not have learned that in physics class. I could just be attributing that to physics class... in which case all I really learned in physics class was that wind power is not viable for automotive transportation. Unless, of course (taking into account things of which I now know), said vehicle was in WA, but still you could only go one direction. Oh, and I learned that if you throw Landon's crutch into the centre of the earth and it doesn't burn up, it'll just spin forever.
This really wasn't my physics teacher's fault. I have not got the physics type brain. Perhaps I'll look for one on ebay. Although if one was being sold, that would be a whole other problem. Should we then alert the media or the police to let them know that brains were being sold? And did the brainless people know that their brains had been taken? Should we be on the lookout for zombies that walk among us? Should we question federal politicians to try to determine if they were the donors? Nah, too difficult. (A shameless political joke. I must be lazy!)
Not the point.
Inertia is a difficult thing to stop (ha ha!). Life around here has been busy. One young person makes much laundry, changes all schedules, limits sleep, defeats the weak, orders shoes on the internet (oh wait, that was someone else), exponentially multiplies the joy, and takes up much time. Whilst it is an amazing thing to have a little person here, I found that I was getting frustrated and tired. Why? I wasn't getting anything done. I'd do laundry. There would be more laundry to do. This was especially frustrating if the first laundry hadn't actually gotten away yet. I would have a list of projects to get done and everyday would have the same list of little projects. Everyday it seemed that less and less got done and I got tireder and tireder. Suddenly it was all "Oh, the baby will be awake in a minute. I should just watch a bit of television and put my feet up." Or, "I haven't checked facebook in a bit. Is anyone on to talk to?"
I should posit that this happened in a lovely time I like to call "pre-teething" which involves sleep regression, short, spluttery day time naps and bad weather. It was only a few days but it felt much longer. Like a short decade, perhaps.
At any rate, the days were long, the accomplishments few. I had enough. I would not let that inertia overtake me! So, when he went down to sleep I cleaned more than the basics, baked, did extra things and the time flew by. And would you believe, at the end of it, I felt better! Less tired and happier in general.
So here is my challenge to you: fight back against inertia! Don't let it take you or steal Landon's crutches! On those tired days, get something done. Maybe your physics homework. You'll feel better for it. And you'll be able to make a better analogy.