Years ago this mommy blogger had a real job, and by that I mean one where I actually got paid and had evenings and weekends off.  I was a project manager, which meant not only was I responsible for managing my own time, but also that of several other individuals.  I’m not too modest to say that I was pretty darn good at it too..  I ran a tight ship and my tidy desk reflected my tidy mind.

And then I had kids!

I soon came to realize that, unlike a software project, babies could not be managed and after a brief spell of driving myself nuts trying, I relaxed my control a little, then a little more, then quite a lot actually.  Such that my days become something like this: oh no Mo has no clean pants for school and will have to wear yesterdays with yoghurt spilt on them, I forgot I was out of drinks for the lunch boxes, we were supposed to have left 5 minutes ago and Mo’s hair still looks like straw and I have no idea where anyone’s shoes are, I forgot to get the meat for tonight’s dinner at the super market, I forgot what tonight’s dinner was meant to be, what is all this stuff on my desk, why is there a bill there that was supposed to be paid last month, why do I have no clean clothes, where did that huge pile of laundry come from?  I could go on, but I won’t.

So my New Years resolution was to get organized and be proactive.  For the past 2 weeks I’ve been making lists, updating my calendar with important events and tasks, organizing lunches and laying out clothes for school the night before, sorting laundry so that by Friday afternoon I already have enough clothes for almost the entire week, dealing with chores as they arise and not putting them off.  And I am pleased to say that things have been running pretty smoothly.  I even took in extra shoe boxes for Flo’s current class project, for those parents who aren’t quite as organized as me.

For the first time in as long as I can remember I actually felt like I had by sh*^t together.  So as I walked into Flo’s class I was feeling pretty smug as I announced we were here nice an early to attend her student school breakfast, until that is her teacher pointed out that student breakfast wasn’t today but next Friday.   Ok, I give up!

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  • love it! lol big time!

  • Good for you for getting so on top of things! It’s something I continue to battle with. If only I could get caught up, then maybe just slightly ahead of the game, my head might be clearer. That stinks that you got the date wrong for the breakfast, but at least you even remembered that there WAS a breakfast! I can’t tell you how many times I’ve gotten to school and realized it was our turn to bring class snack, then had to sprint to a store.

  • Jo Chivers

    And just think how bad we’d make everyone else feel if we were perfect :)

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