How to get something accomplished December 22, 2016Posted by mareserinitatis in family, humor, teaching, work, younger son.
Tags: children, Driving, parenting, productivity, younger son
I’ve been wondering why I felt like I got little of what I wanted done the beginning of the year, but the past four or five months have been amazingly productive. Part of that is, of course, due to the fact that I have been regularly employed since August, and having a job to go to makes you feel productive just because you show up not wearing pajamas. At least I haven’t yet… (And I must’ve had an exceptional class because I don’t think any of them did, either, despite our class meeting at 8 a.m.)
I think I realized the other thing that helped: I moved to another town. You may laugh, but I’ve been back home a couple days now, and it’s kind of hitting me that driving my offspring around really chews up my day. (No wonder I was under a lot of pressure to get a drivers license when I was in high school.) Doubly unfortunate, we are down to one vehicle because someone ran into Mike last week and his vehicle is waiting to be assessed by our insurance company, so I’ve been responsible for driving him around, too. However, he begins his vacation tomorrow, which means he gets to play chauffeur, even if only to himself. Conveniently, there’s no activities for the offspring to go to, starting tomorrow.
My next goal is to get him to do all the cooking…but I already failed that one since I promised to make meatloaf.
Anyway, the gist of the story is that people are more productive when they have a lot of time to themselves. That being said, I am glad I get to spend some time with the family, even if some days it feels like it’s mostly in the car.