Monday, March 26
why does it take so long?
I often wonder, at small little insignificant instances and think...
Is it just me? Or do other people do that?
Take for instances, small little differences to my life, that if I actually took a very little time and dedicated it to the task, would make my life so much easier.
For example - Pegs. Yes, the very clever item used to hang washing on the line. Because all mothers can vouch that a) they have oodles of washing and b) need pegs. But you see my peg supply has slowly dwindled away due to them constantly breaking and I'm sure the kids think they make fabulous toys and run off with a whole handfuls never to be seen again. So for the past six months each time I hang out the washing, it has been my new strategic game to hang out the washing using minimal pegs possible. Six months I've been hanging 3 socks with one peg, and lining up all the tea-towels so the ends touch. A little triumph when all knickers, socks and clothes are hung out without a spare peg required. Sad I know.
The other day, it cost $1.87 for a packet of 200 pegs. Why did it take me so long? so simple?
The other example....is a little more embarrassing actually. You see I noticed in the top draw of the kids bathroom a little bottle of sample hand-cream and tipped over and the cream was oozing out the lid. I wont confess to how long it had been that way...just say long enough! I noticed it each time I opened the draw and thought "oh, i'll get around to that...just not right now" and slid the draw shut. It wasn't until the Parent-in-law were due to arrive that I quickly grabbed some loo paper, wiped up the mess and disposed of the bottle.
Why did it take me so long? So simple...but why??
Please tell me I'm not the only one? Do you have things just waiting for your attention that really if you did attend to it, could make your life easier?
If so...go do it! And share, so I don't feel so bad!