Mama Resolution: A Big Check for Now
Do you make ‘To-Do’ lists? I am a checker-off-er type of person. And I don’t mean digitally. I like the old-fashioned ‘To-Do’ list. You know, the kind where you write on paper and put a determined slash or check by each quest you knock out. Completing an entire ’To-Do’ list is akin to completing my dreaded thirty minutes of exercise. But, try as I may to stay on top of my ‘To-Do’ list, some days I don’t get to put out as many fires as I’d like and I find myself in the middle of a unfinished a blaze of things to do…or so it seems. There are times that my lists get longer and longer. Times when I have a ‘To-Do’ list in hand and find another halfway completed, abandoned one as I am digging through my purse. I know that part of my problem is having unrealistic ’To-Do’ lists that are about as possible to complete as my ability to transform into superwoman. I have also realized that thinking about what I have to do next keeps me from thinking about what I am doing now. Meaning most importantly I am missing all the good stuff! By always worrying about what’s next, I realize that:
- I am missing that fact that the kids will not always be this age.
- I am working up my blood pressure trying to rationalize with the same little people who squabble about who got in the tub last.
- I am rushing off hugs and kisses and quiet moments for heads to spontaneously come and rest on my shoulder.