Ever read the shampoo bottle directions? I think most everyone has ... or at least has heard "Lather, Rinse, Repeat". So, you follow the directions ... Lather, Rinse, Repeat ... well, you repeat by doing it all over again. By the time you've rinsed the second time, the directions still tell you to repeat. It's an endless cycle!
There are many things in my life that have the same pattern as a shampoo bottle:
~ Wash Laundry, Fold, Repeat.
~ Make Bed, kids mess it up, Repeat.
~ Load Dishwasher, unload, repeat.
~Make a meal, watch it be eaten, repeat
Why oh Why do the directions never say: okay, you've "repeated" enough, now stop and move on - check it off already! The repeat is on constant replay ... I feel like as soon as I finish a household task, I turn around and it's yelling "Repeat, repeat!"
Yes, I'm a list person. I make lists for everything, and have to be able to check it off as I complete things. That little checkmark is my reward ... the hand patting me on the back saying "You did it, you're DONE! You don't have to think about this anymore!"
Ever notice that mom's have a lot of items on their lists that will never be "Done"?
My favorites include:
No matter how hard I try, these 4 tasks are never finished ... anyone else have this problem?
I think my new directions are going to be:
"Do some of it, eat some chocolate, repeat."
Sounds fair to me.