Monday, November 23, 2009

It's All In the Pattern

Blogger is thwarting my good blogging intentions. It knows I have nothing of substance to write and so it mocks me by not allowing me to upload cute photos of my kids.

AAAAARRRRGGGGHHHH! What to do, what to do. I know, I'll look through my old unpublished drafts and find something. Ah, here we go, another post about my endless search for a resolution to my eternal chores-with-kids problem. I never did try it, but maybe I should.

From July 21st, 2008:
Do you ever get stuck in a rut, find you've been going about things the wrong way, or discover that "your way" really isn't the only way? I've never considered myself as a One Way kind of gal until my most recent epiphany. I've really been struggling with the lack of activities that my children and I do these days. I know I have been pregnant and just had a baby but this has been going on far longer than either of those excuses will allow for. The big problem is that we never seem able to get our chores done. We do our chores every day, they just never seem to get DONE. This gets in the way of doing fun things because I'm a stickler for getting our work done before we play. But if the work never gets done the fun never starts, and that is... well, it's just no fun!

So, here is my thought on this: it is all really just a big pattern, ie: work, play, work, play, work, play (with rest intermingled). Well, what if I keep the pattern but remove the first step? That would make it: play, work, play, work, play, work. What if we played first and worked last? What if we woke up, ate breakfast, got dressed, and left the house to have some fun, or stayed home and did something fun or creative? Then we could eat lunch, take a nap/have quiet time, and then clean right before Mr. Hotness came home from work? This way he would always see a clean house, and then it would be time for bed before they could really mess it up again. By George, it just might work, right? RIGHT? Come on, people, give me some hope here.

I wrote this last summer right after having Cheeks but I think it could still work during school hours. If we go out to play right after school and come home to do homework and chores right before dinner the kids wouldn't have as many opportunities to mess up the place. Right? RIGHT?

Maybe I should just give up and hire a maid. I'm sure if we gave up eating we could afford one. And that would solve my weight gain dilema too. Two birds with one stone, eh?u

What good draft posts do you have lying around?


My Cranium said...

Makes sense to me!

Jen@Scrapingirl said...

I don't have any drafts lying around. Blogger just deletes everything when I spell check, EVERYTHING!!! Good times.

The Lazy Organizer said...

I think you've got it all figured out here. I have 128 drafts on my blog. Can anyone beat that? That doesn't mean any of them are any good of course but it might be amusing to look through them.

I think you should declare a blogging "publish a random draft" day.

Michal said...

great "draft" post. my drafts are all half-written and mostly given up on because they were boring to begin with:)