Well, it had to happen. The end of Christmas break. This was the first break I can recall where I exhibited total sloth-like tendencies.
The days before Christmas I was busy baking and wrapping. But after that, I -- the whole family, really -- existed in survival mode. Oh, I had a crazy-long list of things I wanted to accomplish over the break, including:
- Re-organizing the pantry
- Cleaning out the Tupperware cabinet
- Re-arranging the baking cabinet
- Cleaning out our storage room
- Getting a jump start on some projects for work
- Slept in almost every day (today I didn't get up until almost 11am -- and Mom, we went to the 12:30pm Mass)
- Watched a lot of Food Network and TLC
- Stayed in my pajamas until mid-afternoon (or later) on most days
- Did minimal amounts of cooking, dishes and laundry -- enough to make sure we had clean underwear
- Mailed my Christmas cards on January 4
Oh, yes, I have definitely been a sloth. And you know what? It felt GREAT! Now, I may play "Mommy's legs are broken" from time to time. But that's only for an hour or so at a time.
I'm talking I didn't do much of anything for days on end. And neither did the kids -- and they didn't complain. I think we were just all so burned out on running from one practice to game to appointment, that we all just needed a little time to cocoon.
But alas, tomorrow, it all ends. So today, we got out the backpacks and the folders. We trucked on over to the library to check out books on polar bears and sea lions for this month's book reports (I refuse to feel guilty for not doing this over break!). We laid out the clothes, except for the socks -- I really should blog about how much I hate socks. We checked the lunch menu and looked over the volleyball and basketball practice schedules for the week ahead.
I am definitely de-slothing. And by tomorrow morning at 6am when it's time to wake the kids, (or by 5am if I am to stick to my "I'm gonna get up and exercise" mantra), I will be back to my usual taszmanian devil self.