Friday, March 03, 2006

Blog comments, potty training, and delegation

I love getting comments on my blog. It's so nice to know that people are actually reading what I have to say. But it feels like it's always the same couple of people (who I GREATLY appreciate) and I wanted to see if I could widen my readership (is that even a word?!!). So today I went through the list of blogs I check in with daily and made an effort to comment on almost everyone. (Nancy and Karin, don't be offended - I comment on yours all the time!) Thank you for the additional comments on yesterday's post - made me feel great, even while my son is frustrating me to know end.

A couple friends suggesting just sticking him in underwear and see if he reacts more when he's wet. As soon as I'm done, I'm going to try that. Let's see how that works. Someone mentioned to me last night that there are two women who you can pay to come in and potty train your child. They charge $200 and guarentee their results. Am I wrong for wanting to hire them? I'd GLADLY pay the full $200 if it would really work. I don't quite see how they could guarentee it, but I'd be willing to find out!

I'm president of my MOMS Club, and have been feeling terribly overwhelmed and like I'm letting everything slip through the cracks recently. So I'm trying to find ways to delegate even more. I just came up with a way to delegate a lot of the responsiblities with the newsletter. We discussed it last night at the Board meeting and then I sent out an e-mail to everyone involved to make sure we're all on the same page. I even made sure that our new secretary is now in charge if someone doesn't receive a copy for some reason, and the editor (who will now be in charge of sending it out via e-mail to the members who choose to receive it that way) is in charge of helping members who can't open the attachment. She was even going to cc me the e-mail when she sends it to the printer (used to be my job, but didn't need to be) and at first I agreed but then I realized that I don't need to be in the middle of this, so told her to cc the new secretary. I'm learning. I have an idea to delegate another aspect of the job, but that Board member wasn't at the meeting to discuss it with her. I hate using the telephone, and e-mailing her always is weird as none of her personality/voice comes through in her e-mails, always leaving me feeling like I offended her in some way. Hmmmm...maybe I'll see her soon and can just discuss it with her in person. I know, I'm a wimp, but it would make it easier if I could actually see her face while I'm discussing it with her. It's always much easier to "read" someone that way. I guess that's why I prefer it so much over using the telephone. It's too easy for the other person to say one thing and mean another when you can't see their face or read their body language.

I'm off to start transferring all my household files into my new-to-me hanging file folders (thanks, Karin!). I get way too excited about the idea of reorganizing files.


Marla said...

It works! I'm visiting because you commented!

I only have a minute right now, here at work - but I wanted to say thanks for your comment over at my blog. It's nice to put faces to the hits.

To get to know you and say anything more intelligent, I'd have to spend some time in your archives - and I probably will. So for now, it's just a prairie dog "HI" and thanks.

And as for potty training, well, that's one saga I'm interested in your history of and future in. See you "around".

Anjali said...

When we're both finished our respective presidential terms for our moms groups, you and I should go out for a celebratory hot cup of relaxing tea.