I am crap at many, many things. Baking, driving ( I can count the number of reverse parks I have done since I got my driver's license on one hand- sad but true. Thank god I live in suburbia) not raising my voice (especially when it comes to my kids. I am a shouter. Big time) I realized today that there is something else I am completely crap at. Doing nothing. I just find it so hard to sit back and do nothing.
I had today off from parental duties. D was at daycare, the big kids were having the time of their lives at their grandma's place- the day was mine. I could have gone to the movies, had a pedicure (I even have a voucher I need to use before it expires), slept, watched DVDs... So many things could has helped me unwind.
I am not built way though. I pulled out my 'to do' list (everyone has these right?) and started writing a list specific for today. Some cleaning, some decluttering of my winter wardrobe, a bunch of errands. I was on fire, crossing many big things from my list. For example tax documents? Sorted! Who does this man? This isn't normal right?
I blame my mother, I am seriously morphing into her the older I get. She is like the original Energiser buny & obviously I take after her to some degree. I have a complete inability to relax while there are jobs to be done. I guess there are worse things to be crap at but one day I am going to see that movie & not worry about cleaning out my car. Just once this is going to happen. Probably once my kids have left home and the car is not as feral as it was today. Sigh.