Sunday means finally shaking the scales of the work week and allowing the magic of children to soften me up to what’s really important in life. It’s such a sweet release that on Monday I resent the idea of work and wish that I could stay in the genie’s bottle with the kids.

Mondays are almost always like this. But I trudge on – oftentimes pushed by the energy of people I follow on Twitter. They’re all doing it – I may as well.

By Tuesday I’ve fully accepted that work is good and by Wednesday I’ve got a full head of steam.

On Thursday I’m in love again with the energy that comes from pushing ideas around. Friday is serious – an older business man with bad breath.  

That’s why on Saturday I’m the Tin Man in the Wizard of Oz and my kids are Dorothy. They apply oil to the metal-plated exterior I’ve developed since Tuesday. But things don’t fully loosen up until Sunday. 


Oscar Wilde wrote
The Stepping Off

Jim Mitchem

Writer. Father to daughters. Husband. Ad man. Raised by wolves. @jmitchem on twitter. First novel, Minor King, out now.