20 February 2011

Do Nothing Day

I love it when I deem a day as "Do Nothing Day"... they're the most fun.  Yes, we have chores still to do but the world won't end if they are done on a different day.  Supper still needs to be cooked but thankfully, I have a crock pot and the roast is doing just fine.  So why don't you have a Do Nothing Day too?

What's that?  You don't know how to have a "Do Nothing Day"?  Oh it's simple really, I'll show you.  There are two simple steps to follow...
  1. What do you really want to do today (read, play, hobby, etc).
  2. Do it.
See, it's that simple.  I know what you're thinking - those are "something"s that I listed, not "nothing"s.  Why yes, yes they are but they are "somethings" that we always say we don't have time to do because we have other things that we have deemed more important.  Therefore in order to do these things, we believe that we have to have 'nothing' to do... ergo therefore, a "Do Nothing Day" frees you up to do those things that you always shove off in an attempt to be 'responsible'.

Still confused?  I'll explain a little more for you.  Today there is a ton of laundry that needs to be done, dusting, vacuuming, mopping, organizing and general list of chores.  In reality, as a housewife I don't get a 'day off' since these things need to be done almost daily and if not these things then there is a constant rotating list of other things.  The weather outside is gorgeous (78 and sunny), the kids are off and to be honest, I don't want to waste a day doing chores when I could be playing with them.  So I'm deeming it a "Do Nothing Day" here... meaning, we won't be doing any of the chores listed above.  Instead, we are going to do the following:
  1. Bake cookies
  2. Watch girlie movies
  3. Knit/draw/paint/photograph to our hearts content
  4. Blow bubbles
  5. Draw on the driveways with chalk
  6. Have a picnic on a blanket on the grass
  7. Find cloud animals
  8. Anything else the girls can dream up
See, our "Do Nothing Day" is rather full but it's full of things that we claim we never have time to do... and I want to make sure my girls always remember to make time for the important things in life... things that make life worth living... the Do Nothing kind of things.

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