Most of you know and LOVE the famous kid book titled, "If you give a mouse a cookie ..." We must read that book at least once a week in our house! Yesterday on Facebook, a friend posted this ...
IF YOU GIVE A MOM A MUFFIN
"If you give a mom a muffin, she'll want a cup of coffee to go with it. She'll pour herself some. Her three-year-old will spill the coffee. She'll wipe it up. Wiping the floor, she will find dirty socks. She'll remember she has to do laundry. When she puts the laundry in the washer, she'll trip over boots and bump into the freezer. Bumping into the freezer... will remin...d her... she has to plan supper. She will get out a pound of hamburger. She'll look for her cookbook. (101 Things To Make With A Pound Of Hamburger.) The cookbook is sitting under a pile of mail. She will see the phone bill, which is due tomorrow. She will look for her checkbook. The checkbook is in her purse that is being dumped out by her two-year-old. She'll smell something funny. She'll change the two-year-old. While she is changing the two-year-old the phone will ring. Her five-year-old will answer and hang up. She'll remember that she wants to phone a friend to come for coffee. Thinking of coffee will remind her that she was going to have a cup. She will pour herself some. And chances are, if she has a cup of coffee, her kids will have eaten the muffin that went with it." by Beth Brubaker
Ok, so for all of you mom's out there (or even just anal, task driven busy bodies like myself), doesn't this describe your life perfectly? Start one task, see another that needs done, then see another, and another, and before you know it, you have forgotten about the first task you started and NEVER finished. This is my life EVERY day it seems like ... with laundry, washing diapers, changing diapers, hanging clothes, cleaning out this closet or this drawer, eating, emailing, etc!
So glad someone thought of a cute, accurate way to describe my life and probably hundred's of other mom's out there!!
Do you have this problem? If not, how do you keep yourself on track so that you are not derailed?