Hello Everybody, and Welcome to Judy's House.
I believe it was a well meaning friend that once said to me, "Judy, do you know what your problem is?” You haven't found that special someone yet.” So, I searched high (and low) and, at long last, I found him. What I had yet to learn was that "special someones" come with "special needs". Unfortunately, he was too old to be sent off to one of those "special schools". So, even though I found my other half , he brought a whole new batch of problems with him.
After bemoaning my fate to my well-meaning friend (yet again) she responded with, "Judy, do you know what's missing? Children. When you have children, Judy, everything is put in its' proper perspective."
So, I took my friend's advice and had a child. She was right. I didn't think about my problems anymore. Nor was I concerned with my husband
( what husband?) or any of his troubles. Heck no. I was waaaaaay too busy dealing with my CHILD'S PROBLEMS. These included (but were not limited to) nursing, diaper changing, cleaning up after, watching out for unforeseen hazards, and setting up a "day-care-pre-school-private-school-college-fund", etc...which left me little, well, actually NO TIME to shower-sleep-eat-read-exercise, let alone worry about anything else.
When I still felt overwhelmed and unfulfilled, that same full-of-advice friend chimed in with, "Judy, remember that old saying, If at first you don't succeed, try, try, again ." So I had ANOTHER CHILD. Still, I was bewildered. My husband suggested we work on having A THIRD CHILD. After I stopped laughing hysterically, we decided it better to go out and get a dog.
Now, two children, one dog, two cats and five goldfish later, I've come to an extraordinary realization.
I stopped calling my well-meaning friend.
Here's to a big (or not-so-big) but definitely happy family,
All the best to all of you,
Gail Dennison has performed her one person-show entitled, “That Gail” throughout New York City and as far away as Madrid, Spain. Gail is also a proud member of the all-women comedy group, “The Heartless Floozies.”