The start of a new year sparks new year’s resolutions.
In addition to all the common ones…loose weight (check), exercise more (check), eat better (check), I have also made a resolution to not burn the house down.
Getting yourself and 3 little men out the door is an art.
When you add multiple kids to any equation things get foggy and you forget to do things a normal person would make a mental note of doing.
I have been late to countless appointments because I’ve turned the car around, fearing I forgot to turn the curling iron off.
These things have given me real anxiety. I’ve even had nightmares about leaving the stove on.
The worst is when you go on vacation and you’re sitting on the airplane wondering if you’ve unplugged your space heater. Your trip is pretty much ruined from there.
The Mr. told me I need to do something totally wacky at the same time I pull the cord out of the wall like sing a song or do a dance so it sticks in my mind (if only you could be so privileged to be a fly on my wall).
That worked for a while then I started to play mind games with myself and question if I did the “unplug-dance” today…or was that yesterday?
I own my issues.
My new plan is to take 30 extra seconds, walk around the house, mark off the tasks then take a picture with my phone as evidence to myself when I’m sitting at the doctor’s office next time.
(I don’t often forget to shut my fridge…re-read my fridge review).