Monday, April 18, 2011

Choices, they seem so obvious sometimes!!!

Put away clothes?

Or dye eggs with the boy?

Believe it or not, I had to force myself to leave the clothes and ignore the papers to grade. I signed him up for two day a week preschool thinking I would do all my work (housework and work-work) on the days he was there. But I quickly fell into catching up on the days he was gone and then doing more work the days he is here with me. He is my last baby, off to kindergarten next year. And he sits and watches t.v. or plays by himself. Oh the guilt. And oh the mom who has to manage her time better!!!

So, I tried my best to ignore what already should have been done. And hung out with the sweet boy. Of course, in the back of my mind was this.

But, I managed to divide the time today. The big problem with procrastination is that some task is always at the back of your mind so you can not live "in the moment". Ever. Its like being in graduate school again, and THAT is not a good feeling to have!

Jack and I did manage to make his sweet chore chart today. He has been so excited to make it and we got the supplies we needed last week. We are hoping by making this we can get him ready to go to school next year. I never had to get the girls ready, they just were. We maybe have done a bit of babying with the last one;0!

Tonight I put my student's final exam online as soon as we ate dinner so I can spend the rest of the night relaxing with the kids, without having that exam in the back of my brain all night! We even made a run to the store for a sweet treat AND I put gas in the car.

I will post pictures of the chore chart soon. He was super helpful in making it!

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