Wednesday, March 15, 2006

My Neverending List

You know those things they have where you press a button and you can locate your keys? I don't quite know how it works, but what a great invention! Perfect for people who lose their keys all the time, like I used to before I found a place by the door to put them when I come in. I need to invent something like that for my glasses. I swear, I waste so much time every day looking for them!

I had a fabulous list that I made up yesterday, and excellent intentions to get through the whole thing. I don't know how I manage to "forget" my children each time a make up a to do list. I never think to factor them in. Of the 18 things on my list, I got through three. Yes, you read correctly: THREE. Yes, that means I have 15 things still to do. I had forgotten that I had promised DH to give him a haircut when he got home from work yesterday. I couldn't find my good scissors, so first I was trying to cut his hair with large clunky scissors - didn't work too well. Then I tried using small really sharp scissors - worked, but took much longer than it should have. In any case, much of my afternoon went to that. And before he got home, there was J. Some days she wakes up from her nap and is fine, just wants to sit with me for a few minutes and then she's off. Yesterday she woke up but couldn't really stop crying. She wanted to be held nonstop, but didn't want me to sit or lay down. Or breathe. Or touch her - but don't put her down! Aaaargh. In any case, I still have a heck of a to do list for today.

After I drop the boys off this morning, J and I are running to A.C. Moore to get foam board or poster board so I can make them both hamantaschen costumes (three-sided Purim cookies) for their Preschool Purim carnival at 11. I'll have to arrive a little early for that to bring the costumes in. I also want to get supplies to make a "Get up and go" chart like I saw on Super Nanny Monday night. I love that show, for the most part. If nothing else, I get good ideas from it. Hopefully I'll have some time when I'm done making the costumes to get something else on my list done this morning, but probably not, especially since I still need to throw dinner into the crockpot.


Mom Nancy said...

Hi, Rachel! I love SuperNanny, too, but sometimes I end up feeling inferior when I see all that she seems to accomplish in just a short time. You know this, though, as I've already poured out my heart on the list.

Just wanted to stop by and say hi!

Dawn said...

I would LOVE to see what you came up with for your get up and go chart! I'm wanting to do the same for my son but having trouble getting started