So... sometimes I get distracted...
Okay, so I get distracted a lot. Today it's been a new blogger. And how is it I find these peeps a year after their big reveal? I find them after they've already healed themselves, moved on and practically closed down their blog. ::sigh::
Although at least I still have Emily Eddington who not only hasn't shut down her vlog, but quit her day job to do it full time!
But I digress.
I am here because I want to be authentic. I am nearing my birthday and have not kept my promise to myself. A disappointment but also I am kind to myself, so I forgive and move on.
One thing that is bothering me, however, is that I have down days where nearly nothing gets done. Today I did some laundry & started the dishwasher. I have not (and probably will not) made dinner. It's YOYO... again.
This frustrates me.
I am trying to come up with a list of No-Brainers for me to do on a daily basis. I don't have a "real job" since I am a SAHM (not necessarily by choice) and some (most) of what I need to do involves this "not real job" that I have, like said laundry. It has to get done. It won't do itself. And since I got this new washer I admit that it's not the washing of the laundry so much that is the problem but the folding and putting away.
My children put the dishes away. (I don't allow them to load or wash dishes because they do it "wrong." Yell at me all you want, I have issues, I know it. At least I let them put them away!) I have tried delegating bathroom cleaning, dusting and vacuuming to pretty much no avail; it does not get done. Batman was reduced to tears when I asked him to vacuum on Saturday when Superman and I were busy All. Day. washing/detailing my car. (Something I have been wanting help with for a long time!) He did it. Kind of. Very annoying and frustrating.
I cook usually three days a week. I know that's bad. We don't go out but my family has gotten used to figuring out their own meals the other days. Sometimes I cook but don't eat the meal myself. Actually, that happens a lot. Right now we are in the beginning of Football season which means practices M-F from 5:00-7:00 PM. Part of me wants to say it's a valid excuse for delaying dinner but it's not. Batman doesn't really need me there. He can actually walk himself there and back now that they are practicing at the park.
But I don't like it. Any of it.
Some of the No-Brainers I want in my daily life includes (but not limited to) making the three squares. Breakfast, lunch & dinner. I have just boys left at home and fending for themselves is not always a good thing. Hulk & Batman especially have a hard time with the post-cooking cleanup, which is to say they don't do it. Argh!
I need to get laundry done, folded & put away.
Wait, I already feel overwhelmed.