Lather, Rinse, Repeat.

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.


utmommy said...

I love the eat chocolate part!! I can always repeat that :)

Lisa M. said...

My biggist issue is Laundry. FOR certain. Its unbeleivable.

Unless you do it naked, and everyone in your house is naked, it is NEVER done. EVER.


I agree though, I LOVE the chocolate part! *smile*

Doulabean said...


My list includes the chocolate part too, although I usually eat my chocolate while checking the computer!

scraphappymama said...

Like the idea to throw in some chocolate occassionally. I've gotta believe it would make those mundane tasks oh so much more enjoyable.

Taffi said...

I hereby now and forever change all my to-do lists to copy yours: eat chocolate, repeat!