Ryan has made me a list person. It’s all his fault. In case you were wondering.
I’ve even gotten to the point where I have lots of random things flying around in my head & i feel overwhelmed & ‘stressed’ until I finally write them down & realize, “oh, that’s not too bad…” or at the very least, not PRESSING.
Part of the issue is the fact that all the little things that have to be done everyday (like housework & cooking), not to mention the joy of having fun with the kids (i can easily get ‘into’ housework & cooking & forget we should probably…oh I don’t know…PLAY sometimes??)…anything ‘extra’ wigs me out if it’s not in writing. To the point that I ignore the voice that tells me i have a ‘mental list’ and watch tv or read during ‘free time’. Sigh. I’m a work in progress.
Today I finally typed up the current “extras” list:
iron patches onto mine & asher’s pants (asher currently owns 2 pair of pants w/o holes) choose some dinners from fix freeze feast plan april dinner calendar re-do weekly schedule plan breakfasts & lunches (? optional…i hate meal planning) Go through craft book & choose activites/ add to calendar what days to do them (or i’ll never get around to it).
There ya go. Another nugget to file under “wow, Jenn is so super cool & hip”. I AM that 30-something minivan mom. Sigh.