Anyone curious about which of the following tasks is more difficult?
(A) Cleaning dog poop off a sparkly glitter shoe without removing all the glitter
(B) Changing a battery in our nursery’s smoke detector while standing on the baby’s glider
(C) Disposing of raw meat scraps (the icky trimmings that begin to smell grotesque after 1 hour in the garbage) while the disposal is broken
(D) Helping a one year old transition from 2 naps to 1 nap a day without disrupting the schedules of the other two children, or
(E) accomplishing anything at all on my actual “to do” list
The answer? E. Because (when I am not feeding, dressing, changing, driving, bathing, playing with, or hugging my children), things like A, B, C, and D seem to pop up unexpectedly and consume the majority of my day.
And, in case you were wondering about option ‘A’, you should know that even working with glittery poop is not glamorous. Note to the general public: the week before Halloween trick-or-treaters dance through your neighborhood in their favorite dress-up outfits and shoes is a particularly important time to scoop the poop…