Vomit, Cheerleaders, Marshmallows, and Glenn Morshower
Quite possibly my oddest title ever, right? Well, it ain't always pretty this motherhood thing. Let me tell you about my day. I woke up with stomach cramps, myself, that took 3 hours to subside. Then, my daughter who projectile vomited 3 times yesterday and has had diarrhea for 2 days, upchucked again in the car on the way to the doctor's office. My husband, who had taken our one sturdy vehicle with the gps navigation left me with the crap car with no air conditioning and leaky tires. The silver lining: it wasn't out of gas. Whew. So, me and my plenty of gas, got lost on the way to the doctor's office and got really lost on the way home. Arcadia, anyone? So the 210 is nice. Without air conditioning at 2pm in a car that was still dripping with toddler upchuck. Oh--and I got sunburnt in the amount of time it took us to get back from the doctor's (in the car!). So that was fun. All this and the pharmacy didn't want to accept our insurance for the medication. Cue pharmacist: "Oh, your Medical coverage is refusing to cover your daughter's medication." Cue me: "@#*&".
What on earth does this have to do with acting you ask? A LOT. On those days when I'm running late for an interview or have a pimple, or my hair looks like I'm auditioning for the Dallas Cowboys CheerleadersI just don't sweat it anymore. It's no biggie. I have big hair, a pimple, and I'm 5 minutes behind. Cool. At least my daughter is somewhere, smiling; and I'm not driving the vomit mobile. Motherhood teaches us that the minutia is simply that: details. Details that we spend too much time on.
If you've ever taken Glenn Morshower's The Extra Mile (www.tv.com/glenn-morshower), he'll tell you to put marshmallows in between your toes or syrup in your shoes--literally.(If you want to know why then sign up for The Extra Mile.) Me, all I have to do is remember sweating on smelly leather seats on the 210 and I immediatly lighten up. Motherhood is hard, it kicks my butt daily. I ADORE my child and pepper her with kisses and tickles and love feeling her small hand in mine. Man, auditioning is SO much easier. If you don't have kids I'm sure you do have something or someone in your life that challenges you and puts it in perspective. If you don't, try the marshmallows. A great guy once said, "...anyone who will not receive the kingdom of heaven like a little child will never enter it." Even heaven (if you believe in it) doesn't take itself too seriously. I like that.