Pesky Dialogue

“Come play with me.”  

“Not right now, sweet thing, I have too much to do.”  

“Okay, for just a half hour then. I promise to leave you alone for a while if you spend a half hour with me now.”  

“I  want to spend time with you; I have so much to do.  I need to take a shower and get ready for the day. There is laundry, dishes, errands, my volunteering, not to mention the back yard. I should jump on the treadmill for 30 mins. I also need to keep working on the Christmas stockings I started to make back in January.  I know it sounds stupid and not something I normally do.  I keep telling myself everyone will love their personalized stocking. If I spend time with you, I get immersed in our time together and a half hour can turn into 4 hours or maybe goes on through the night.”

“Others spend the time, trust me, they do.”

“Others are much more disciplined and gifted than I am.  Others have you oozing out of their pores.  You attracted many, and most seem to know what to do with you.  I am trying, believe me, I am trying to figure what to do with you.  In the meantime, I have other things to do.”  

“It seems like you have been saying that for such a long time.”

“Okay.” I say out loud as I sit down to write for a half hour that goes well into the night.