5:09 are just numbers to some. But for stay at home moms like Cincinnati’s own Keisha Watson, 5:09 signals – dinner time.
Over in Dallas, yoga instructor Yasmine Reynolds probably extends her class 9 minutes past 5 for an extra workout.
Maybe Beverly in Boston checks her blood pressure then.
For all three 5:09 is important.
“5:09 means goodbye – late chick. So f#$%!#^ long. You were a few minutes too late. Try again tomorrow.”
5:09 means that I got held up in a meeting and I didn’t have the courage to signal to my supervisor that I had to break out.
5:09 means that if I’m still near my office, I might as well put up my deuces.
5:09 means that if I’m not between those transit doors I will have to wait for my next train to New Jersey from New York.
So what’s the big deal?
The big deal is that the next train is in 30 minutes, which means that my son will be the last one at the daycare.
What I’ve learned since having a child is just how important the concept of time is. One minute in a mother’s world is a lifetime. Though we are talking about the importance of time in terms of commuting…just think what one minute can do if you aren’t paying attention to your child when they are in the tub, or lingering by a window.
You can’t get back lost time, so use it wisely.
Words By: Karen “Kay Konnect” Hudson