I’m taking a day off… (no really!)
This morning when I woke up (around 9:00 – it’s Saturday if I am not mistaken!) I decided not to ask anyone in the family for anything all day. I decided to take the day off… off of trying to manage my home and my family. This is probably one of the hardest things I have ever done! 😉
- I am not asking anyone to shower.
- I am not asking anyone to wash their face.
- I am not asking anyone to do the laundry.
- I am not asking anyone to put away the laundry.
- I am not asking anyone to take out the trash.
- I am not asking anyone to take out the compost.
- I am not asking anyone to deal with the recycling.
- I am not asking anyone to feed the cats (I fed them!)
- I am not asking anyone to do the dishes.
- I am not asking anyone if they are hungry.
- I am not reminding anyone to make sure they eat.
- I am not asking anyone if they want me to make them a meal.
- I am not asking anyone if they are going to get dressed today.
- I am not asking anyone if they had enough to eat.
- I am not asking anyone if they took their medicine.
- I am not asking anyone if they have eaten enough fruits and vegetables today.
- I am not asking anyone if they are tired, if it is time to go to bed, if they brushed their teeth.
- I’m not asking them to consider doing something artistic or educational instead of watching T.V.
- I am not asking them to go out for a walk (or to get any kind of exercise at all!)
- I am not asking anyone if they need help with anything.
- I am not asking anyone to bring me anything or get me anything or do anything to help me.
- I am also not doing any of these things for anyone (they should know by now what their chores are and what they are responsible for! 😉
I decided to just take the day off and to use today (the sabbath) to have no expectations of anything getting done or anything being clean or anything being handled. I am going to sit by myself in my office (working) and let them fend for themselves (Lord-of-the-flies-style). I left a giant pile of canned and boxed food (and fresh fruit selections and snacks) on the table (like the pile in the Hunger Games but not so big), so I know they won’t go hungry. So far it is going ok (there is not a single clean dish, bowl, cup or spoon in the house though!) I’ll get back to you tomorrow to let you know if my children survived without my help and constant intervention for a single day!
Mother of 4 sons
…including 3 home for the Zombie Apocalypse
…(2 of those with significant disabilities.)
This is a photo of the dishes in my sink right now,
as I write this…
Affiliate links for all the junk in the sink below
(…because gee it would be nice to also make some money today! Lol!)
Below are affiliate links* for many of the things in my sink:
- Scent free Seventh Generation dish detergent
- Clear glass coffee mug
- Preserve plastic food storage tubs
- Ball Jars
- Corelle plain white pie plates (I love these! I use them for everything)
- Duralex drinking glasses (blue)
- Sponges – not the most environmentally friendly option unfortunately!
- Corelle plain white bowls LARGE
- Corelle plain white bowls SMALL
There are also a couple of things in there that I DO NOT RECOMMEND that you buy, can you spot them? Hint: these are things I have had for a long time and have not yet gotten a Lead-free replacement for…