Be glad that we have a beautiful internet relationship where you live within the confines of my computer and not downstairs in my messy living room. I've been sour lately. I've been acting like a 2 year old on the brink of a bad tantrum. My house is a mess and when the house is a mess I don't clean. Instead I decide to reorganize every drawer, ever corner, and put the books in alphabetical order. It's not productive because as soon as I start reorganizing I realize it's just too much and then I quit, creating an even worse mess.
Please teach me how to clean. Teach me how to just put the shoes away without feeling like I need to organize them according to size, shape, and color. Seriously, all I want is to learn how to clean effectively.
Speaking of wanting Enzo is busy making lists of things he wants to open up on Christmas morning. As he writes more letters to Santa I write counter letters that reads like this, "Dear Santa, if you bring Enzo any of the toys that he's putting on his list I'll tell him the truth about you, Love Da." I did all my Christmas shopping in July when I had time and the stores were empty. Enzo is getting what I bought almost 6 months ago. Period.
I've been short with Enzo. He licks the salt of the popcorn the puts it back in the communal family bowl and I flip out and act like he's broken the most scared rule of the universe, never lick and put back. EVER, dude. Come on!
Monday's are my least favorite day of the week. For the last couple of months I've been posting Monday Moments over at bebeloo in an effort to find a moment that redeems days like today. But since bebeloo is on sabatical I decided to do it on Kitchen Corners instead.
Today's Monday Moment: Unplugging.
I have December Cook Off to announce and I have a DIY foodie gift to post. I also have a house to put in order and a son that is craving attention. You're much more forgiving than my messy house and as much as I just want to internet my Monday mornings away I will in about 5-4-3-2-1 seconds I unplug and slowly move away from the computer. I will get lunch made, pick up messes, and clean the kitchen so that when Enzo is home from preschool in the afternoon I will be present. I will not read books to him while my mind is in the sink washing dishes. Nope, not today. Today we will play Candyland till he's blue in the face and I'll make him his own bowl of popcorn and let him eat it as he wishes.
Have a lovely Monday and if throughout the day you encounter a Monday Moment let me know what it is. Tomorrow I'll be back in full steam ready to pick up where we left off.