At the minute I have precisely 13 items on my ‘needs doing now’ to-do list, which is on top of the 22 items on my ‘to do as soon as you can’ to-do list which doesn’t include the many, many things on the ‘will probably never happen so I don’t really know why you even exist’ to-do list.
A lot of these items are related to the kids and things they need, what with all their growing and general destruction of stuff. Their feet are always too big, toothbrush bristles too flat, socks too holey, pants too un-findable etc etc.
On Saturday I went into town with a list of stuff to buy them, leaving them at home with their dad (regular readers will understand why I don’t take my kids near retail outlets). Anyway the list was pretty dull…
The main items I needed to buy were lightweight rain coats so I aimed to find them first and work my way down from there. But find them I did not. I don’t know about you but if I start badly on a list I tend to loose interest with the task in hand and go a bit off course. Other things catch your eye and then…
So I returned home without
any many of the things on my list.
‘How did you get on?’ asked J.
Do you ever do that thing where you add things that you already did to your list just so you can cross them off and make yourself feel better?
‘Oh bit rubbish.. well I did get 2/10…’
Are feet, teeth and keeping dry really that important anyway?
Not when you can be BATMAN!!
…and wearing pants just seems to fade into insignificance when you are drinking gin dressed as Grumpy Bear!
#ginbear #batboys #happy
**************P.S. My new book The Catastrophic Friendship Fails of Lottie Brooks is out on the 3rd March 2022! It's aimed at 9-12 year olds and you can buy it here :)