Friday, October 8th 2010
The Checked-Off Part of the To Do List

Today… I….

earned three credit hours with a test on Substance Abuse. (Learning Experience of July 2010 came in a little too handy.)

wrote Ethan-10yr a very sweet note about how I’d help him with his bedroom. It does not currently enhance his life in any way. It is crammed with trash, old papers, too many animals, and stuff he doesn’t use anymore. But no fear. I am here to help. We are in this together. It is a worthwhile endeavor, and here are 8 detailed steps we will undertake in order to accomplish this task. The ‘very sweet’ part of the note hopefully counteracts the panic attack that will strike my child when he gets to the 8 point list. Well. That’s the idea, anyway.

cleaned out all the drawers in Seth-4yr’s room and got rid of all the clothes that are way too small that he insists on wearing anyway. Recently Mike and I asked him why he won’t wear the nice, new clothes we bought that he helped pick out. He said, “Oh. They’re nice. I’m just waiting until they’re SMALLER.”   Sigh.

cleaned out all of Caden-6yr’s drawers. His aren’t so bad. He’s personally the messiest individual ever, but he likes things organized. He can be coated in 9 kinds of gunk, head to toe, when I pick him up from school EVERY DAY, but the kid appreciates organization and neatness of possessions.  I like that particular contradiction in him.

got all worked up about somethingI have no right in the world to do that with. Ever do that? Certain songs set it off every time. Note to self: avoid those songs.

ate half a zucchini-walnut muffin from Starbucks. The top half. Of course.

did 5 loads of laundry.

wasted a huge amount of time and energy standing in front of mirror, hating hair. Not standing there trying to FIX the issue. Just staring and actively hating. This is unhealthy.  Don’t do that.

could bore you with a million Substance Abuse facts that I have crammed into my head. But I won’t. You’re welcome.

need to go pick up the kids, discuss the newly implemented Organized Dresser Drawer Protocol, give Ethan-10yr his very sweet note and pray for the best.


3 Comments on “The Checked-Off Part of the To Do List”

October 8th, 2010
2:52 pm

You should do something about that hair of your’s!! ;)

October 10th, 2010
8:20 pm

For the record, none of the rest of us mind your hair at all. In fact, we often appreciate its aesthetic qualities, the ones that you apparently don’t see. :)

October 10th, 2010
10:51 pm

Nah… that comment above you is from my very own favorite hair professional, and she knows EXACTLY what I mean and we’ve been discussing it and what to do.

It is tumbleweedish.

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