July 21, 2010


I am learning as I am getting older that I NEED structure in my life! I know for 100% certainty that I would not make a good homeschooling mom. I know that I need to work, only part time, outside the home, to get anything accomplished around my house. I know that I need to be somewhere in the morning for me to get out of bed before I feel like it. I know these things, because I've seen structure and no structure both in my life. I was much more productive when there was structure present.

Now, let's understand, I don't necessarily like structure....I like doing things when I want, how I want....but I need structure to feel like I've accomplished anything, and I get so much more done! I can go to bed with the best of intentions to get up at 6:30, and the alarm will go off, and I'll feel like I could get out of bed, but it's so comfortable, and I don't really have to be anywhere, so why get out of bed now? Let's just sleep for another hour, which turns into 2....I think you get the point!

So, with that being said, I can't wait for school to start! The kids are at each other all the time, over nothing, and they need to have a break from one another. I need a break from them fighting all the time and from asking me 1,000 questions at a time! I want to work part time, and be productive and active and needed outside the home as well as in. I want to get more accomplished in a day, I just don't see the urgency right now. I can do it later.....

Now, in my defense, I do not do nothing all day long. I am doing things around the house....it just takes a little longer to complete a task than it probably should. I guess that's why they're called "the lazy days of summer"!

1 comment:

Karen said...

I think I have the same love/hate relationship with structure. And, oh, how quickly my boys turn into couch potatoes if they don't have some kind of structure too. I've been trying to plan at least one thing to accomplish or do each day.