I try to start my day off with a list of to-do’s. Not because I want to, I actually despise lists, but because without one, I’m pretty dad gum worthless. We all know that one person who doesn’t have a lazy bone in their body right? Well, that’s not me. My body is chock full of lazy bones. 206 to be exact. I can whittle away the hours doing nothing and be perfectly content. It shows too. My laundry and refrigerator are proof.
Lists are my husband’s thing. He swears by them. Each day, he makes a list for his day and is fully self-driven enough to accomplish more than he has written down.
I’m fully self driven enough to make a list and then sit down.
I usually fail.
But I try.
Here’s my list from about 5 days ago.
Yes, you read that right, it says “Get Dressed”. I always do, but if I write it down, at least I can scratch one thing off. It makes me feel as if I’ve accomplished something. Trivial maybe, but something.
But as you can see, nothing is checked off this list. And I did some of these things, I really did. But I never came back to check the list to see what I did and didn’t do. I’m still waiting to blog the rat pic, it’s coming, be aware. And I’m still waiting to exercise. It’s probably not coming, be aware.
As I was writing my list, my little Emma Kate wanted to write her own list too. So she took the pen and I guided her little hand as she jotted down some of her to-do’s as well. Now I realize to the untrained eye, it may appear to be a bit of scribble, but it’s not. Don’t feel bad if you can’t read it. It’s kind of like speaking pig-latin. Either you got it, or you don’t. I got it. Call it mother intuition or deciphering phonetic writing of elementary children for too long or just a weird sixth sense, but that list is perfectly legible to me.
EK’s To Do List
1) Pull out all the Tupperware lids from kitchen drawer
2) Remove the dish towels and burp clothes and scatter them among the kitchen floor from kitchen drawer #2
3) Open the cabinet drawers in the dining room and eat the Scentsy bars of wax
4) Be sure and get the toilet brush in my mouth at least one time
5) Fake mom out where she thinks I’m actually going to nap for more than 15 minutes
6) Pull books off the bookcase
7) Take off my socks
8) Eat crumbs from my high chair seat that have been there excessively too long
9) Throw my food in the floor
10) Smear snot all over my face
11) Prevent mom from completing her to-do list so she has someone else to blame besides her 206 lazy bones
And like her daddy, she gets it all done and then some!!