I met a friend last week for coffee. She’s a stay at home mom who used to be (still is – duh) a Child Psychologist. I mean, come on! This woman has her PhD!!! So I thought for sure she knows what to do with her time while the kids are in school.
I asked her to give me some suggestions for what I should be doing during the day. Specifically, I asked her what she had done the day before. Her reply was, “you know all those shopping bags you keep but never use? Well I organized them and then put them back under the sink in the laundry room.”
Ta da!!! Like magic our day is done. And we can account for our time by all of the small accomplishments trailing behind us.
When I arrived home later that day, I found she had texted me with the following:
How to fill your day idea number 97: get a puppy!
To which I replied:
Oooh, yes! Excellent suggestion. And here’s idea number 98: get a massive hole in my head. I need that about as much as I need a new puppy!!!
But I have started researching new puppies.