Monday, March 29, 2010

A mumbo jumbo of things...

I like having a plan. I like making it, executing it, and evaluating it. I have a plan for everything.

At night before I go to bed, I plan the following day. In the morning I wake up and I replan the day while I'm in the shower. I can tell you what I hope to be doing with most of my day -- and seldom does it change because I want it to.

But our kids certainly do not do a good job of this. They never know what they are doing next. This is Mike. At 6:06 he texts that he is taking his gf out to dinner. At 6:10 he says never mind, I'm coming home. At 6:17 he walks in the door with his girlfriend. I ask him, "Is ____ eating with us" and he says yes. At 6:22 we call them to dinner and he looks at me like I"m nuts. "____ already ate!" he exclaims. I invite her to sit with us anyway.

It's like that. A lot. And Mike isn't the only one. Salinda has changed teh time she is coming home a few times already. John called at 4 not knowing for sure if he would be home for supper.

I just don't know how they can live like that. I have to have a plan. And I have a need to stick to it. It's going to be a long long 8 years until Wilson graduates.



Little Wonder said...

I like plans too. That's why Mondays are my favorite day of the week. After the chaos of an unscheduled or overscheduled weekend I finally feel back to a comfortable normal on Monday.

Hubby is the opposite. Plan? Have a time frame? Why?! Makes life interesting.

Debbie said...

Maybe you can convert Wilson into a planner? I'd guess Dominyk isn't going there, but with Wilson ... you could share your last couple of years with a kid in the house, planning your little (big) hearts out! :)