Why is it I have already broken my New Year’s Resolution?
A few days into the New Year and I have already broken my top resolution. 2012 was full of promise only days ago. It was going to be the year I was going to be on time for everything. I rarely admit it, but I am always late for everything. I don’t mean to be late. I want to be on time. I try really hard to be on time. I don’t want to be a last minute mommy. I want to be one of those perfect moms who arrives early for events and always has perfect hair. But it never works out for me. I will have to settle for being the mom who is always running out the door hair in a ponytail, at the last second, who parks illegally so we can run in quickly and not be so late.
My New Year’s Resolution to be on time was mostly inspired by my job. I need, no I want to get to work on time. I have these grandiose thoughts in my head of getting up at 6 am, getting ready for work, preparing the kids lunches, snacks, and backpacks and having time left over to throw in a load of laundry. Nice dream, right? Well someone must have pinched me this morning because I was given a bracing reality check. Every morning my mother, who is a Godsend, arrives at my house and gets my children off to school because I am supposed to leave long before they do. She is the greatest! Well this morning she walks right into my bedroom at 7:30 when I am supposed to be leaving for work. I am fast asleep under the covers snoozing away… probably dreaming of being on time. I don’t know what is more upsetting that I overslept so much, or that my mother was able to get in the house with no one noticing. Not even the dog woke up and barked. We really must be house of the living dead. Fortunately my hair looks okay in a ponytail, all the wash was done, and I am an expert at putting my makeup on at traffic lights.
So 2012 I guess a new alarm clock is first on my list. Any suggestions??
Thats a hilarious story! I had the opposite day. I had no such grandiose New Years Resolution in mind, but had and early meeting Wednesday so got up at 630 to be at the hospital by 7. I went to bed relatively early with Jeana watching Revenge, and somehow woke up before my alarm clock (set at 630), so I just got up and showered. When I got out of the shower I was excited I was going to start the day a bit early, but wondered why it was so dark out?! I looked at my clock, 645AM, looked outside – pitch black, then looked at Jeana’s clock – IT WAS REALLY ONLY 545AM!!! I must’ve hit this stupid little button on my alarm clock for daylight savings, and my clock was a whole hour ahead!!
But I was all ready for work, so I just went SUPER early!! nuts….
That is so funny. No nothing like that ever happens to me. Sometimes I set my alarm clock time a few minutes fast in hopes that it will trick me into being ready when I actually need to be. But it never works because I know it is fast and factor that time in!
You really made me laugh…I have dreamed about similar events but they have not happened since the power outage several years ago and most of us were late to work that day! Aren’t moms great? Thank goodness we have them. And you know what they say about best laid plans…:)
Great to read your blog x
Moms are great! I just started my blog and it is so nice to have someone besides my mom read my posts! Thanks.