Tuesday, July 31, 2012

When the To-Do list takes a back seat

I love lists.
I love the satisfaction of crossing something off of said lists.
But I love spending time with my family more.

I had a very big To-Do list for this weekend. I was going to get every single piece of laundry washed, folded, and put away.  Grocery shopping was going to be done. The house was going to be immaculate. Every toy was going to be back in their place.  My book was going to be finished. My PCD for my annual review was going to be completed.  The Olympics were going to be watched...nonstop.  But as usual, my brilliantly planned out weekend turned into something a little different.

We did a pretty good job cleaning the house.  Most of the toys found their way back to their respective homes.  Some of the laundry got washed.  Folded and put away is a different story. {This should shed some light on the problem}  Grocery shopping eventually was finished.  I caught a few moments of the Olympics.  I didn't read a page of my book.  My PCD wasn't even started.  We ate out for every meal.  But, you know what?  It's completely OK.

Saturday the Hubs and I got to spend some "us" time at the movies.  I might have embraced the whole babysitter thing.  I don't know why I was such a crazy person before.  The Hubs and I enjoyed time with the kids over fro yo (well the Hubs and Em got real ice cream) and Hello Kitty spoons.  Sunday we spent the morning sneaking in a few extra hours of sleep before spending time together as a family at Church.  We ditched our housekeeping tasks in exchange for smiling faces at the Disney Store, a little Mommy shopping, and school shoe shopping (which of course took us to not 1 but 2 malls.  Gotta love private school dress codes).

While I'm scrambling to finish my PCD (it's due today), I'd never trade spending time with my family for anything. As crazy as I feel being out in public with them, I welcome the crazy.  I've learned not to take any day for granted.  And if today would be my last day on Earth, I'm happy that I spend the weekend with  my family, not with a bottle of windex and a vacuum.

Now back to today's To-Do list ;)



  1. I hear ya friend! I'm a list maker by nature. I have a list for everything. I even make lists for my lists LOL. I have a Daily To Do List and most days it keeps me sane but on occassion I like to throw the list to the wind and just enjoy those most important in my life! Glad you had such a fun, carefree weekend with your family :)

  2. To-do lists make me way more happy than they probably should, haha!

  3. I also love to-do lists, but I also love neglecting them for some fun time. ;)