By: Amy Dienta
Recently I went to a new doctor. As she was looking over my medical history, she asked what my hobbies are. Seemingly an innocent question, right?
I kept thinking, I don’t know. I have 3 kids and a full time job. I have kids who play baseball and soccer and a child with autism. I have OT, speech therapy and ABA for my child with autism. My every Saturday morning was filled with OT for the past 2 years. Speech and OT have been ongoing for 5 years since he was 2.
I guess I have lost myself in this thing called motherhood. I used to have hobbies. I used to paint, take photos, collect things, and go out with friends.
Now I drive a lot, from baseball to soccer and appointment to appointment. I run to get them after work, do huge mountains of laundry, and cook dinner. I loose sleep over whether my son will wear underwear to school tomorrow or if the baby will be ok with his cold.
I guess someday I may get my hobbies back, but for now hugs from the little arms and taking photos of the apple with bites taken out of it on my kitchen table will be my hobby.