Good moorning cow… What are you up to today?
I was wondering the other day what a day in the life of a cow looked like. I don’t know why… that question just hit me recently.
I drive by dairy cows every day and they seem to have a pleasant lifestyle. They don’t seem too stressed. They go on with their business at their own pace and leisure. They have a straightforward and consistent routine. They get to socialize regularly and form social groups.
Bottom line – Cows are very busy enjoying a simple and pampered life.
Let’s look at a typical schedule.
The dairy cows get milked, fed, relaxation time, milked, fed some more, more relaxation time, some TLC, milked again then tucked in for the night for a nice dodo.
The following morning… repeat and so on.
When you think about it, everything is looked after and planned for cows… not a worry in the world.
Thinking more about it, I dared imagining what my life as a mother would be if I was a cow… at least for a day.
Well yeah, don’t you know that motherhood is that perfect state where you have all the time in the world, where you have a specific schedule and stick to it?
An organized situation where you are always in sync with your children and you always know what to do from the get-go. You have a set routine and everything go as smoothly as you can imagine… Hmmm.
If you know what I am talking about, just let me know on what planet that happens. I might consider moving there.
The real picture is definitely not as perfect. Being a mother (or a parent) is a pretty hectic life, full of surprises, schedule derailments, challenges and often you have to fly by the seat of your pants – even for the best planners out there.
And you know what? I wouldn’t trade it for anything.
Sure it may drive me crazy sometimes, however I chose this path and take responsibility.
I LOVE being a mother, my little treasures teach me a lot.
It is an adventure and on the go is my motto, eh? You just do what you got to do.
At the same time, motherhood compelled me to simplify the way I do things and problem solve even quicker.
Of course, that requires a lot of energy and when I get too tired, not to worry…
There’s a nap for that!
And that is usually when I think that it would be a good day to be a cow.
What about you… Whether you’re a parent or not, do you feel you could use a cow day sometimes? Please share.
Au revoir for now.