I’ve gained weight. I lay down a lot. I’m not able to help with the dishes or the laundry as much anymore. Sometimes I have trouble sleeping at night. There’s long stretches of time when I’m in the room or on the couch, or even on the floor. I don’t get outside as much as I used to.
If I continue this way, my kids might follow my example. Most of my day (and sometimes the night) is spent doing it. Doing the thing that keeps me up at night, requires me to be sedentary. Others don’t believe how much time a person can devote to it. Should I stop? Am I addicted? If I said no, would you believe me?
I’m a breastfeeding mom. Two out of three kids are still breastfeeding. It takes most of my time and attention. At night I write about it. During the day, I spend many hours doing it. I ask my husband to photograph it. I think about it and talk about it when I’m not actively doing it.
When adults do the things they love, it’s called passion. When children do the things they love, it’s addiction.