If you give a mom an hour, she's going to want to take a shower.
When she goes into the bathroom, she'll probably need a towel.
When she opens the dryer, she'll realize she needs to fold the clothes.
Then she will want to put the clothes away, so they don't sit in the basket for a week.
When she looks in the closet, she'll remember she's out of milk. So she will probably go to the kitchen to add it to her grocery list.
When she's finished taking inventory of the pantry and fridge, she'll want to make a quick bite to eat. She'll pop a frozen burrito into the microwave. She might get carried away and make some guacamole. She may even pour herself a glass of lemonade as well!
When she's done, she'll probably want to empty the dishwasher. She'll wipe down the counters, call her sister and let the dog outside, and back inside, and back outside.
She'll probably run and grab the mail. She'll leaf through the magazines and junk mail and then open a card from a friend. When she reads the card, she'll get so excited she'll want to write one of her own. She'll go to the office to get paper and a pen.
She'll write a note. When the note is finished, she'll want put it in an envelope and put a stamp on it.
Then she'll want to address the note, so she'll pull out her iPhone. Which means she'll...check Facebook real fast. (I swear!)
She'll address the letter and put it on the counter to mail tomorrow. Looking at the counter will remind her that she wants to take a shower so... she'll head to the bathroom and turn on the water.
And chances are if the water's hot and she just put shampoo in her hair, she's going to hear baby Grace crying and awake from her nap...
*This post inspired by Mama's Losin' It writer's workshop