Friday, August 19, 2011
Top 10 Things to Do Instead of What You're Supposed to Be Doing
7. If one of the things you need to do involves a purchase, be sure to research that purchase thoroughly on the Internet. Just a few things you should look for include best price, environmentally-sound alternatives, user reviews, shipping costs, clubs that will ship your needed item to you once a month, color options, flavor options, aromatherapy options, safety recalls, EPA warnings, Energy Star ratings, BPA content, Spandex content, recycled material content, and whether you have to assemble it or not. These all apply, whether you need a new refrigerator or a quart of half-and-half.
4. Play a couple games of Lego Star Wars on the Wii with your kids. It's not time-wasting, it's playful bonding with your children. Pay yourself on the back for putting your kids at the top of your priority list. Rationalization for the win.
3. Don't forget about your pets! Fluffy needs love too. Lie on the couch and force cat to snuggle. After the cat scratches you and stalks off indignantly, continue lying on the couch while trying to convince yourself that it doesn't hurt your feelings that the cat hates you. Wake up with two hours later to find that you have drooled on the couch cushion. Turn cushion over.
2. Clean something that doesn't need to be cleaned. Sure, your laundry pile is a mile high and the kitchen floor is so sticky that the children have taken to calling it "the quicksand." You know what you should do? Polish the cabinet doors. Alternate suggestion: alphabetize your spices.
1. Start a blog.