Thursday, March 15, 2012
….I need structure.
My children started spring break last Friday. We all went to a funeral and spent time with family. Then the kid’s went to Grandma’s house for four days.
I have been out of sorts ever since. Oh, I have gotten sleep. Uninterrupted REM’s. Wonderful. But other than that, nothing is on schedule. I have crossed very little from my to-do list. And I was very ambitious on what would be done this week.
It was Wednesday night before I realized I had not even blogged for two days. How on earth do I forget something I do every day? I know one of the things that are instrumental in raising up healthy, productive children is structure. It gives them security knowing what they can count on. (I’m not talking militant structure, just good old fashion structure.) But I am convinced that I need it as much as they do.
When the kids are here and we are in routine of school, church, sports etc. I have a ton of things to accomplish for all of us, plus my own list to complete. I know my time is limited, so my procrastinating tendencies are lessened. When they are not here, well…..I will do it later. But later never comes. It is always just….later.
I’m hoping this is not an indication of what I will be like when I am an empty-nester and there is no one here to keep on track and organize. That is a scary thought. Fortunately, they will be back in their own little beds tonight and I likely will go back into sleep deprivation and a crowded bed at 3am, when one or two of them leave their own little beds.
Within three to four days, I will go back to operating on little sleep. And being more productive. And life will be normal again. I like normal.