Tuesday, March 17

save me from myself

Tonight Jeremy had a work related errand to run, and I had a pack meeting to attend. He took the kids with him while I sat in a cultural hall, cheering for little wooden cars and hoping the boy's whose was the slowest every race would win at least one. It never did.

When I got home the others weren't there yet. I stood for a minute in my very tired state, contemplating what I should do. The kitchen was a mess, but the living room was actually worse. Tyler was up, quite literally, ALL night last night, which translates into a day of letting the kids do whatever they want as long as it means I don't have to get up off the couch.

In the end I decided to tackle the kitchen since it seemed like the easier task. It wasn't until later that a thought occurred to me. Not too long ago, when presented with this exact same situation, I would have ignored all the messes and read a book in the bath. But tonight, I didn't even think of that option until after I had already started cleaning. Even then, the old Lisa, upon the realization of the more fun alternative, would have abandoned the project then and there. The new Lisa just couldn't do it.

Sometimes I really hate the new Lisa.

So to rebel I'm not sweeping or mopping the floor tonight. That'll show...me.


Reynolds Family said...

Hey, good for you! It's easier to relax in the bathtub with a clean kitchen, right?

So, does this mean that Tyler is still sick? I'm sooooooo sorry to hear that. I am praying for a good night's sleep for all of you tonight. Seriously, I am. Wish I could do more.

Mary said...

Sad to say, but I probably would have chosen the book in the bath option (unless I didn't have a really good book to read). In fact, I did that very thing last night (not a book in the bath - but watching American Idol instead of cleaning). Now I have some cleaning to do this morning. . . Maybe I need a new Mary :) (I think I might wait until after I'm no longer pregnant and then I'll get started on that :) ).

Jessica Munk said...

Ha ha ha, its the weather! Next week when it gets cold we'll all be in the bath reading our current book! :D

Darla said...

Your pics, your posts, it's all great!! You'r hysterical, Lisa!

The Shill Spill said...

So much for 'new me's' some days! Huh?