Gets it Right ----
8 -14 -04
I'll Think About That Tomorrow
"I’ll think about that tomorrow."
That’s my second favorite line from Gone
with the Wind. My first is “Oh Miss Scahlet,
I don’t know nothing ‘bout birthin’
I’m the world’s biggest procrastinator.
Whatever the task, it can almost always wait until later,
be done later, cleaned later, etc. It explains my endless
piles of laundry. I hate laundry. I’d rather do
any other chore than laundry. It takes too long, you
have to wait and wait. I’m not much of a waiter;
I’m more of a rusher. I have to do laundry for
2 adults and 3 to 4 kids. Then the towels - don’t
even get me started on towels.
Procrastination can be iffy at best. Sometimes good
things come from it. Like putting off grocery shopping
for a day, then when you finally go, it’s double
coupon day. But I think that procrastinating is mostly
bad. Especially the things I seem to do it on.
Like laundry. Or potty training my son. It’s
slowly becoming a monster that I cannot tame. I tell
myself that it’s time to really get serious about
it, then 100 other things come up and I find it easier
to just clean him up than have to make trips to the
potty. He’s very good with number one, but number
two is, well, its number two. I read somewhere that
the reason it takes longer for that is because they
feel it’s a part of them that their losing and
it scares them. Sounds flimsy to me.
I don’t know where I get my procrastinating from.
My Mother doesn’t do it and neither did my Dad.
My Mom is very neat and organized. She does things when
they need to be done. My Dad was the same way. I don’t
remember him ever saying, “we can do that later.”
But “doing it later” is my middle name.
I’m also not a “one at a time” kind
of person either. I’m always juggling. I’m
always multi-tasking. I guess that can also be a good
thing, but the down side is it makes me look harried
and it can make me snappish. I expect everyone to be
on the same page as me as far as what now needs to be
done. But mostly I get blank stares and everyone wondering
why I’m so grouchy.
This takes me back to why I put things off. Why do
I do it if I know it’s only going to lead to headache
and heartache? I don’t know the answer to that.
Maybe it’s nothing more than just pure old-fashioned
laziness. But I have a full time job, three kids and
a husband who works a full-time job, and an additional
part-time job. Hey, maybe I’m just plain old-fashioned
I belong to a book club but I don’t have time
to read any of the books. I only have time to read the
synopsis listed on Barnes & Noble’s website.
Maybe some day they’ll come up with a cure for
procrastination. I wonder if it will be in a tablet
or chewable? Maybe someone will write a book about it.
Maybe later I’ll check Barnes & Noble’s
Until next time…..