Ask any of my children and they'll tell you that I ALWAYS tell them that dreading a task only makes it harder to get it done. And, being a (reasonably) good mother, I constantly remind them not to procrastinate. So why is it that all I keep doing is eyeing the stack of schoolwork sitting on top of the school cart, beside the computer table - you know, as opposed to actually picking it all up and going over it? Well, part of it is that I've been fairly busy the past several days, so it has gotten backed up into a pretty impressive pile (I hear echos of myself, telling the girls not to put things off - it only makes the job worse), and part of it is that when I did have a few minutes yesterday, I procrastinated.
Ugghhh!! It sure is easier to give advice, than it is to live it out. There's a lesson in there somewhere - something along the lines of only taking advice from people who actually exhibit the things in their life that they're trying to relate to you. Just don't tell the girls I said that until the school cart is cleaned off!
I'm going, I'm going.