I’ll be the first one to admit that I have a tendency to procrastinate and like to stay on the lazier side of things. Today it felt like though I was just going from one thing to the next and I was just looking forward to a little time to sit down and get somethings done. Then the drain backed up again… For half a second I did think about just letting it sit and just tell the kids no more bathroom visits until we leave. But thought better of it. Anyway, managed to get the hairball out plus some roots, oh drat! Now I can’t put off the root killing routine.
Anyway, after coming inside and cleaning up the mess, I really wanted to get some nice icy cold drink and just relax but then the sink and dishwasher glared at me. Oh why! I wanted to yell at the kids because they hadn’t put things away, but remembered that I’m at my worst with words when I’m tired and upset. This is the frustrating thing about trying to be the adult around the house and needing to set the example. Do I put things off too? I do have somewhat of a legitimate excuse. It’s not easy clearing the drain. My back hurts. I’ve got things that I want to get done. But no, they are mostly excuses and I know it and I think to some level the kids knows it too.
Decision. Fine, zip my mouth so nothing bad comes out of it. Grid my teeth and get things cleared out and hope that nothing more comes up before we leave the house. I’ve actually got a few minutes to relax now and I’m glad that I had gotten everything done. I’m glad that dinner was already in the crockpot before much happened. And best of all, I’m glad that I was not a bad example today for my kids. Especially when we are around each other almost 24/7, they are learning constantly about how to deal with life.
Be a good example to others today.