I don’t think I’ll have time for fun today. Wow, that sounds a little sad, doesn’t it? You see, my To Do list is long, and my kids have been fussy lately so I haven’t been able to finish anything, and I have family coming to stay for a week. The family arrive tonight – all six of them – and I still have several things that need to get done. Or rather, that I THINK need to get done. They probably could NOT get done, and no one would notice. But, I set myself up to get these things done, and if I don’t mark them off my To Do list, well.. I’ll know they didn’t get done.
Yeah, sounds like it’s all fun and games around here, huh?
But, this is what I do – often. I set myself up to be frustrated, disappointed (in myself), tired and stressed out over things that really don’t matter that much to anyone but me. I mean, sure, my house could be cleaner and more organized, but will that stop the cousins from having a fabulous time together this week? No. Will it stop my sister and my mother and I from baking some yummy things for our family this week? No. Will it really affect the visit in a serious way? No, nope, not really at all.
So, maybe I will plan something fun today after all. I’m not sure yet what it will be, but it might include some down-time to read a book. I’d love to take an hour to work on a scrapbook layout or two. Or, maybe I’ll play a game with lil Allan while Martha is napping. Or maybe I’ll just SIT STILL and RELAX and TAKE LOTS OF DEEP BREATHS. (And enjoy some ice tea and some fresh bread that I baked this weekend). It’s simple, but it sounds like fun to me!
And when my family arrives tonight? The fun? It will REALLY begin. We’ll have 11 people in our house for an entire week, plus four more occasionally throughout the week for various events. Yep, it’s about to get FUN around here.
What are you doing for Monday FunDay?