OK, I have a few hours to get stuff done while the kids are at camp today… here’s my list:
- Do the dishes/clean the kitchen
- Gather although the damp towels and bathing suits from all over the house
- Do that laundry
- Make the kids’ allergist appointments/call in new EpiPen prescriptions
- Go to CVS for pick-up
- Organize all the stuff that’s accumulated on the basement stairs before someone trips and breaks his/her neck
- Yoga class
- Figure out something for dinner
- Go to store and buy necessary dinner ingredients
- Prepare said dinner ahead of time to avoid mad 5:30pm rush
- Schedule mammogram (ugh)
- Artkive all the kids artwork from the past five years
OK, what should I do first? Wait, what? What’s that you say? I should IGNORE this list and instead curl up with my book?? Oh no, I couldn’t do that… there’s so much to get done!
What? You think I deserve a break? You’re too kind, really, but define “deserve,” because I’m pretty sure that doesn’t apply here. I have a lot of breaks. No, seriously.
But if you’re truly convinced that I should take some time to read this morning, then, maybe I should listen to you. I mean, you sound REALLY sure… almost like you’ve had a premonition of something bad happening if I DON’T take my book out to the patio right now.
What’s that you’re saying now? I should eat some leftover Cannoli Nachos while I read? Oh well now you’re just getting crazy. Because it’s not even 11:00am yet. And also because I just had some last night. I mean, let’s not get carried away.
But if you’re SURE that I should ignore my To Do list and take some time with my book, then who am I to argue? I mean, it doesn’t really feel right… but it also doesn’t feel wrong. I suppose I could just sit outside in the sun for a little bit and enjoy not being sprayed by the hose.
I guess the dishes can wait; they’re certainly not going anywhere. And we do have a lot of extra towels. The bathing suits will eventually just dry on their own… and a little chlorine smell never killed anyone, right?
Yeah, maybe you’re onto something.
US soccer is at 4:00pm so let’s be honest, pizza is PROBABLY in our future AND I can certainly do some cat/cow stretches on my family room floor… so OK, you’re really starting to convince me now!
Mammogram scheduling can wait a day. Artkive-ing has waited five years, another few days of artwork is no big deal. And I’ll just stick a “Watch your step!” Post-It on the basement door… most of the family members can read.
And lastly, I’m SURE expired Epi-Pens don’t lose their effectiveness RIGHT AWAY, right? Aren’t those expiration dates a big pharmaceutical scam? And it’s not like I’m going to give them peanut butter cookies or anything <gulp>, so OK, you’ve sold me… read my book it is!
Hey, THANKS you guys! I really appreciate this encouragement to take some ME time. For what’s it’s worth, I think you guys deserve some Me time today, too. And Cannoli Nachos.
OK then, I’m off to read… good talk.