I would say that I to some degree suffer from a lack of focus. My brain works overtime much of the day and I have so many things going on up there that it is exhausting. I have several calendars, lists, sticky notes and all of these things help to keep me focused and moving forward so that I don't forget important things. I"m also a multi-tasker. Now I didn't say I was very good at it but I try. The other day I emptied the dryer, opened the washing machine to fill the dryer and before I actually got the clothes out of the washer was asked if I watered the flowers. oops nope. So I watered the flowers, then I noticed the recycling needed to be taken out, then my kids said they were hungry so while I fixed supper I did the dishes. My daughter needed help studying for a science test and my 4 year old needed a bath. I did all that and at 9 o'clock got everyone tucked into bed and as usual I was pooped and ready to watch t.v. for an hour. Around 10:15 or so I went up to bed. The next morning I got up and did our normal morning routine and when I walked into the laundry room guess what??? The dryer door was still open and the wet clothes from the day before were still in the washer. I hate it when I do that!! If the clothes smell in the slightest then I have to rewash them but on this morning the clothes didn't smell at all so I put in the dryer with an extra dryer sheet or two for good measure and dried them.
Once I left a car door open over night after unloading groceries and cleaning out the car. I've forgotten to set the timer on the oven and burned supper. I've left my curling iron on and left the house but fortunately it has an automatic shut off. I guess you could say I'm easily distracted. Even while typing this post I have stopped to check my Netflix online and to inquire about my Clinique foundation that is temporarily out of stock. But like I tell my husband these are normal things that happen to everyday people. I still manage to get quite a bit done in a day and do it well so I guess the stuff that I may forget at least isn't super important stuff like a kids ball game, a Dr. appt, paying the bills etc. I have to remind him that I do do some things right. Ha! However I know people who have forgotten important stuff too...such is life.
Also on a random note to further my claim that I'm screwing up my kids when I picked up my 4 year old son from preschool yesterday he requested a song. He thinks that the radio plays whatever he wants on demand and we've had to tell him multiple times that we have no control over the songs on the radio. Anyway he says to me, "I want that panty snatcher song." Nice! My kids do love Pink!
In all honestly my kids really aren't turning out so bad. It's nice to visit with other moms and read other moms stories and realize that all of our lives are a lot alike. The grass is not greener on the other side....it's brown and full of dandelions just like ours. But it's our grass and we love it!
So in my typically fashion I went from talking about multi-tasking to grass. Hmmm. I think today is a good day for a Deep Thoughts by Jack Handy quote, "If trees could scream, would we be so cavalier about cutting them down? We might, if they screamed all the time, for no good reason."