Some will count today as the fourth day of break since we had Friday off for Good Friday but I don't start my vacation until Sunday evening, the first night I don't have to set an alarm for school the next morning. My family teases me but in my mind, this past weekend was just that, a weekend, now I'm on vacation until this next Sunday.
Now that I've bored you with my vacation start and end time, let's get to it. Usually I have color-coded list written on chart paper and hung up in our living room. The must-do, hope-to-do, and in-a-perfect-world-to-to lists organized by day and and times. This helps me keep my focus and stay on task. This year I'm trying something new...no chart paper lists! No color coding! No obligations, except my dentist appointment and tutoring this morning. Let vacation begin.
I've accomplished a lot today and look forward to the open time before me over the next six days. My new response is "I'll let you know", "No thank you", or "Can't help with that at this time"...or something along this line.
I've been preaching to my child about doing too much and burn out but when I looked in the mirror last week as the count down to break became a reality I saw something in my reflection...burn out! Instead of telling my daughter to say no and allow more free time in her schedule, I need to model it. It's a fact, our kids listen better with their eyes than their ears...
Attempting to slow down myself...
Lisa M Buske
P.O. Box 323