24 February 2005

Reason Number 9384 Why Mothers Should Surf

I found this in Newsweek magazine. The author said, "I read that 70 percent of American moms say they find motherhod today 'incredibly stressful.' Thirty percent of mothers of young children reportedly suffer from depression. Nine hundred and nine women in Texas recently told researchers they find taking care of their kids about as much fun as cleaning their house, slightly less pleasurable than cooking, and a whole lot less enjoyable than watching TV." Motherhood is hard. It's tiring. It's emotionally draining. However, if you were to ask me what my greatest accomplishment is, I would point to my child. With that said, I've found that surfing makes the stresses of motherhood, marriage, and work disappear . . . at least until the surfer's high—you know, like "runner's high"—wears off.


At 3/4/05, 5:14 PM, Blogger Victoria Lou said...

Hey sister. My 36 year old self got my first board last september, but due to work, my 2 kids aged 3 and 5, etc I've only actually been in the water maybe 10 times. The kids marriage stress thing is so true. Surfing totally clears my head. I paddle around, get confused about what the best spot for me to be in is, try to stay out of people's way, go home with maybe one or two 10 second rides on the whitewash, can hardly pull my wetsuit off my arms are so done...and I call this surfing...ahem.
One day (this summer) I'll be able to devote more time. til then I have your blog!


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