Thursday, September 2, 2010

I Once Believed


Here's an idea, let's review the incomplete list of myths I once believed.

I believed that when my children started school I would have more time.

I believed that with my children in school and not hanging on my leg/arm/back I would make more effective use of my time.

I believed that with a little more time, and being more effective, I would get my house clean, laundry done, and have hot, healthy cuisine to serve my family at least 2 if not 3 nights a week.

I believed that with my children in school I would not feel guilty about spending more time in the gym. See first belief.

I believed that with my children in school I would be able to throw away toys without them noticing.

I believed that I would finish my to-tackle list.

I believed that with the quiet of the house -- noise followed children to school -- that I would have a chance to think intellectual thoughts and not child-provoked nonsense like, "I wonder if that soybean will fit in Mason's nose?"

I believed that while my children were eating lunch away from me I would have an opportunity to eat something other than chicken nuggets for lunch.

Ummmmm, yeah, that about covers it.

PHOTO NOTE: I'm starting the take-a-picture-of-your-child-on-picture-day-before-they-leave-for-school tradition as I failed to follow through on the take-a-picture-of-your-child-on-the-first-day-of-school tradition. This is installment no. 1 of 15 between now and 2025.

5 comments:

laurel said...

They look darling.

Sorry I didn't give you a heads up on the myths...with a 12th grader, I am still trying to get the list to work.

grandma GiGI said...

Such handsome guys! So grateful we can share pictures as they grow up...yes, they are growing up! 2025? Not likely to see that stage of their lives.

Angenette said...

I think this might be your best entry to date.

Glenda said...

And I believed that when all my birds (children) had flown the nest I would have lots of time, too. Again, just a myth...who would have know.
PS: Those boys are so incredibly handsome!

Claudia said...

They look so grown up!

You mean that list isn't plausible? Well, I guess I need to get back to the list-creating-drawing board.