Oh, the dishes.
Oh, I hate dishes!
Oh, how I procrastinate doing the dishes!
I have a rule, NO CLEANING THE KITCHEN ON SUNDAY (unless company is coming)! I would like to say that rule is because I try to keep the Sabbath day holy. I do try to do that, but that is not my motivating factor. No, I know I should keep it holy and not spend my time cleaning the house, but I use it more as an excuse, not a reason, for not doing my dishes. Makes sense?? I guess I mean I haven't quite gotten to the point of truly wanting to keep the Sabbath day holy, instead I'm at the point of "well, I've been given this day to not do dishes so I'm going to use it." I do hope to get there someday. Probably when there's just two of us left at home, or maybe just me ('cause the rule is that Jeremy has to die first when we're old--I could not rest in Heaven knowing he was down here having to be lonely and take care of himself), and there are very few dishes, that's when I'll get there. But anyway, my no dishes rule on Sunday makes for a lot of work on Monday.
It's kind of like how I bribe my kids with candy all the way through the Sacrament. They are sitting still, but they are probably not thinking about Jesus. BUT they are SITTING STILL!! And I figure if I can train them to sit still that will allow someday for thoughts of Jesus to enter. Right?? So that's why I have little piles of candy corn on my lap throughout the whole Sacrament. Though sometimes I only have one pile because a certain little boy has lost all his. Sacrament is a hard time for him.
Speaking of, today I have to take Tyler to the doctors, for his 3 year old check-up. The poor unsuspecting boy doesn't know, because I've been careful not to tell him. I can't decide if this is mean or not, but I know if I tell him, he'll ask if he's getting a shot. And he is at least getting a flu shot, and probably some other vaccinations that I don't remember right now. And at 2 o' clock! That's nap time! This will be a fun afternoon, to say the least.
Speaking of flu shots, what are your opinions on getting the swine flu shot? I have not made a decision yet, mostly because the opportunity hasn't fallen right in my lap (what are the odds that it will?), so I'd like to hear what other people think. Particularly you others with kids--those germ infested, disease carrying kids!
Perhaps I will make an apple pie today. I should tell myself that I cannot make a pie until I've cleaned the kitchen, but I don't know if that will work. Because, as Jeremy says, I'm going to do whatever I want anyway. And that is true! And what are your opinions on that?? (The pie making, and me doing whatever I want).
YES!! A crying child needs me, one more way to procrastinate the dishes! Oh, and the phone is ringing!! This could go on all morning...