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??