Dear Kid,

Happy Weekend!

Is it me, or did this week just fly by? First it was Monday and then—zip!—the week was over.

My new approach to To-Do Lists. DearKidLoveMom.comIn some ways, that was great because it meant I was enjoying what I was doing. In other ways Where Did The Time Go????

It’s amazing how easy it to not get things done when you’re busy. OK, to be fair, it’s easy to not get some things done when I’m not busy. Like cleaning. There is never a good time for me to be cleaning—there is always something much more important. Like sitting. Or breathing.

But when I’m busy, it is ridiculously difficult. I make a list (I love lists). I start working on the list first thing in the morning. By the end of a crazy busy day (in which I think I’ve gotten a lot accomplished), I’m still at the beginning of the list.

I’m starting to think my list-writing pen has bad juju. And, like Sisyphus (remember him?), I am doomed to write the same list over and over and never finish my tasks.

Or maybe I just need to learn to write lists differently. Here is my plan for next week.

  1. Start with a blank sheet of paper.
  2. Write “To Do” at the top.
  3. Solve some kind of problem or finish a task.
  4. Add the aforementioned problem or task to my To-Do list.
  5. Immediately cross it off.
  6. Rinse and repeat.

List completed.


Love, Mom