Saturday, December 26, 2009

Why I Never Get Anything Done

Many days, I find myself wondering where the time goes. I get up in the morning with a mental to-do list, and by the end of the day, I find myself surrounded by dishes and laundry and generalized "kid mess." Why can't I ever get anything done?

Well, I now have it all figured out. I do get things done, but the kids are getting things "undone" even faster. As a result the done/undone equation always turns out with the undone being greater than the done.

Case in point: We took last week off of school to do some much-needed organizing. One of the things that desperately needed attention was our puzzle and game cabinet. I got all four of the older kids involved, putting pieces where they belonged, checking to see if there were missing puzzle pieces.

In the meantime, THIS is what Carsten was doing:

That stuff in his hair is a variety of different hair care products. I'm not sure if he was trying to straighten, shine, or add body to his hair, but apparently, he had enough products out to do all three. So, THIS (and a hundred other incidences like it) are the reason I never get anything done.

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