My husband said we need better time management. So last week we sat down and figured out our lives.
Mondays: Work (both of us), kids with Nanny, Monday evening-housework & laundry (egad!)
Tuesdays: Work for me, work from home for Nate, kids running around, Tuesday nights-housework & more laundry
Wednesdays, Work for me, Nate work from home prepping for Wed youth group, kids dividing Daddy's time, Wednesday nights - Daddy to youth group with Kokomo Jo in tow and Peter Pan with Mommy to pick up the house, clean, write, watch TV, etc.
Thursdays ... k, you get the point? You live this life, don't you?
Nate pulled out a Ace card. "We need more time."
Nate: "Where are we going to find it--daycare?"
Nate: "People do it"
Me: "I'm not people"
Me: "Whaddya mean?"
Nate: "Well if we nix TV we gain 12 hours."
Me: "Huh? How?"
Nate: "Think about it."
He listed all the shows we "watch". But we don't LITERALLY watch them. We do other things WHILE we watch them. So it's not REALLY 12 hours.
Let's do a test run.
We test ran life without TV last week. Here are the results:
-- In one week I have edited 1/3 of my manuscript and added about 10,000 words, deepened my main character and now I actually like me speed-written book
--I read an entire novel, IN ONE NIGHT
--Kids are smiling (shock)
--We had family BREAKFAST this morning (hashbrowns, eggs, sausage, toast cooked by Daddy -- be jealous, very jealous)
--We read books before bed time, every night
--Daddy and Kokomo Jo went fishing
--Peter Pan and Mommy played cars
--Laundry is put away in one night
--the bathrooms are clean (WOW!)
--Kids toys are organized
--had a cookout at Gramma and Grampas
--Sunday school prepared for church early!
--Nate and I talked. Really talked. About...life. Us. Family. Fishing. Climbing. FUN STUFF
Test run complete.
Here's your challenge... can you go ONE WEEK without TV and what changes?
Writer of Historical Romance stained with suspense. Youth leader. Professional Coffee Drinker. Works in HR and specializes in sarcasm :)