When my husband asks what I did each day, I always reply like an angsty teenager. “Nothing,” I say with a shrug. Each and every moment of time was devoted to must-dos, leaving little to no time for those want-to-dos that get overlooked. The reality is, there are plenty of reasons why mom gets nothing done. Poor woman can’t even find a moment to go to the bathroom alone.
Mom gets nothing done from her to-do list but what she thinks is nothing, is just what the family needs to be happy and functional.
I couldn’t tell you what day of the week it is without looking at an electronic device, but somehow another year has happened. At a time when everyone else is reflecting on their accomplishments, I’m assessing all of the things that I didn’t do this year. My shameful to-do list often consists of tasks which have carried over from previous days, weeks, and months of neglect because of other higher priority tasks. Mom gets nothing done despite her exhaustion. Geesh, adulting is hard.