Wednesday, February 6, 2008

Lessons in Futility

Futility: The quality of having no useful result, uselessness.

So lately I have been feeling a lot like I do the same thing over and over again only to turn around and find myself doing the exact same thing all over again. Doesn't this sound like a waste of time and effort.

This is exactly how I feel about the following tasks and I thought I would share my frustration with you - aren't you feeling lucky!

1 - Pickup up toys - the same toys that are supposed to be contains in one small basket downstairs, that without any explaination seem to double and triple in size and quantity. I guess the only reasonable explaination is that the playroom is trying to make a break from it's upstairs location, downstairs to my living room.

2 - Shoveling snow - especially while it is still snowing!

3 - Wiping down the counter tops.

4 - Doing any of the following cleaning activities while your basement is being finished and insulationers, dry wallers, plumbers and electricians are running around your house:
*dusting
*sweeping
*mopping
*vacuuming!

5 - Loading/emptying the dishwasher. I really feel like the dishwasher is always open, either to have clean dished taken out and put away or dirty dishes loaded into it.

6 - Laundry - just when I get the last load of clothes folded and finally put away, I have 6 more loads ready to go. Is this really what I am supposed to be spending my day dealing with?Seriously?!

7 - Did I mention shoveling snow, clearing sidewalks and driveways?? If not, then it needs to be mentioned again. Apparently someone really prayed super duper extra hard and long for a really good snow pack this winter and Mother Nature is taking thier request to heart and giving them all she has got. And she is concentrating her efforts in my neighborhood. We are at the breaking point with no more places to push the snow too. I don't even want to think about the mess we will be dealing with once it starts to melt.

Big, Big Sigh! Thanks for listening.

1 comment:

Ryan, Cynthia & Family said...

Ditto. I have been feeling the exact same way lately. Nice to know we mother's aren't alone. Maybe one day our kids will recognize all we do and actually thank us - even better, help us out without a full-on fight/tempertantrum. I am SOOOO looking forward to the day I can use workcharts with the kids.