Sunday, October 2, 2011
Preventing Forest Fires (Sort Of)
No this post isn't really about fire prevention. Sorry to mislead. It's actually about over scheduling- which does seem to be like an all consuming fire. But, that's not really the reason behind my title.
One of Jason's favorite sayings is "Smokey the Bear says, 'Only you can prevent forest fires.'" Meaning of course that when I complain about being tired after reading until 1am, he says, "Smokey the Bear says, 'Only you can prevent forest fires.'" When I am feeling not so hot because I've been too busy and haven't eaten lunch, he says, "Smokey the Bear says, 'Only you can prevent forest fires.'" When I am exhausted because I've over scheduled yet again, he says... well, you get the idea.
And he's absolutely right. Yet, here I am again. In the last two weeks, we have had only four days that we were at home most of the day. Four. In 14 days. And in the next two weeks, I counted six that we will be home most of the day. Six. In 14 days. This is crazy. It wreaks havoc on school time, and meal planning, and, don't even think my house is clean. Something has to change. And I am determined to reevaluate my schedule and cut out something, anything. As soon as I have time to sit down and do it.