If you've read this or my other blog for any amount of time you are probably aware that I spend a lot of time thinking about stuff. I can't help it. It is how I am wired. As I've wandered through my home this morning I found myself, once again, pondering my life. I just have so many questions that go unanswered. Maybe y'all can help me.
1. Why do I like to watch work out shows while I eat my breakfast?
2. Why have I moved stacks of neatly folded towels from the coffee table to the ironing board and back over the last two days instead of putting them in the linen closet?
3. Why do I like to wear work out clothes but rarely actually work out?
4. Why do I not clean all of the clothes I don't wear out of my drawers so that I don't have to cram the clothes I do wear into them? And why do I sometimes move the clean clothes on my bed to a basket on the floor in the very room the closet and drawers are that those clothes need to go into?
5. Why do I clean my silverware drawer, top of my fridge or inside of the microwave when the sink is full of dishes?
6. Why do I sit on the couch with a cup of coffee and write out lists of what I am going to do each day and then go blog?
7. Why do I use Splenda in my coffee and drink Diet Coke at the same time that I eat cookies or cake?
8. Why do I watch what I eat during special times but then turn around and blow it on something stupid like a peanut butter sandwich?
9. Why do I put on make-up to go on a hike but not to go to the grocery store?
10. Why do I write down addresses and numbers on all kinds of crazy scraps of paper and then shove them in my address book instead of writing them in?
I really want to know.
Also, if you've been reading this blog, you may know that I don't like parenting books. Not. At. All. They suck. However... I may have found an answer. He is the Dog Whisperer! My mother-in-law gave us the entire second season on DVD this summer. We watched a couple of episodes and then forgot about it. I've been watching them while I neatly fold things that I don't put away. That guy is AMAZING! Of course, my dogs just stare at me when I try those techniques and then do what they want anyway, causing my son to fall on the floor in fits of laughter, however... there are incredible nuggets of wisdom in there. Just substitute what he's saying about dogs and apply it to your kids. No, I'm serious. Check it out.