I’m a Busy Mother of Two. I never seem to have enough time to do the things that need doing.
Laundry? Piled Up.
Dishes? Dirty in the dishwasher and in the sink.
Bills? Stacked high.
Car? Low on gas.
The list goes on.
I also never have enough hands.
I can’t pick up my child’s dropped toy and drive at the same time.
When leaving a store carrying a shopping bag, I only have one other hand for holding. This always causes an argument between my sons.
Cleaning up? There’s invariably one more thing than I can comfortably carry without dropping the whole armload.
Since I was a young fry I’ve recognized the value an extra opposable appendage might bestow. I’ve always used my feet for things like picking up a stray sock. Hey, it saves me from bending over! The fascination continued into college when one wacky night my Friend and I practiced writing the Greek alphabet with a pencil between our toes. We titled the paper (in footwriting), “It’s All Greek to Feet.” (Yeah. Shark Girl went wild in college.)
What’s great about jiu jitsu is that it trains you to use other parts of your body as hands. I am learning to use not only my feet, but my knees, my elbows, my hips, my shins . . . pretty much anything I can, like my hands. And the thing about that is, well, when you’re using your feet as hands, you still have two hands left over!
Jiu jitsu just could be the answer to all the harried mother problems of the world!
|Not now . . . but maybe in a few years!|
Oh, by the way, Busy Mother of Two just got less busy! Welcome summer!