My Pinterest Worthy To Do List:
Kon-Marie my home.
Use a minimum of 10 beauty products before bed each night (Korean beauty routine).
Run successful “side-gig-” from home thru social media.
Be losing weight on the flavor of the day diet.
Make sure kids are in no less than 2 groups or organizations a week. Maybe even piano lessons for the 11 month old.
Wash the baseboards of my walls.
Read one book every two weeks.
Start selling on Amazon.
Join a Mommy Group.
Practice an hour of mindful meditation each morning. Follow up with an hour of yoga.
Exercise 1-2 hours a day
Clip coupons. Hand make Halloween costumes. Bake and cook from scratch.
And so on……
At 2:44 in the morning, (or middle of the night?) after the fourth time the baby has woken up crying since 10 pm, this list is what rolls thru my brain.
It’s the highlights of everything I am “supposed” to be doing. And since I am not, it is the reminder of how I am failing at modern life.
There’s books and blogs and pins all over the internet explaining in great detail how I can have and do it all. Be all that I want to be.
Since when have I ever wanted to meditate? In the foggy brain stupor over my first cup of coffee in the morning- does that count toward the meditating?
I raise a toast to the Moms who see this list and do each and every one item on it with gusto and a smile.
For me, and my sanity, a new list, Minimized and customized to me:
Keep children fed, clean, and happy
Keep husband fed and happy. Clean if necessary.
Keep a pot of coffee on all day so I can stop this time wasting nonsense of brewing a cup at a time.
Mop the floors, and switch out the laundry.
Take a deep breath, baby will eventually nap and then I can paint. Or blog. Or, what the heck, take a nap myself.
Note to self: Throw out that first list I wrote.