Hey guess what day it is??? Tuesday. It's Tuesday. Which means, if my math is typically done incorrectly, I missed a week of Too True Tues and am making it up today! Yippee, here we are. TTT is your chance to tell it like it is. Forget Supermom, I strive to be Generally Adequate on Most Days. Tell the truth about your life and come clean. Sing it loud, sing it proud, sing the truth about your Shameful Procrastinations.
This week's topic is.... what do you leave until the last minute. What things do you hate to do so much that you would rather your child perform root canal on you. (shivers!) For me, this will come as no surprise to anyone even people who have never met me, housework crap. I hate it. I have always hated it and I always will. Here's the thing though, I have discovered that my preference for reading blogs, researching childhood mental illness and trauma, checking email, checking the news and yes, checking TMZ, this all makes me an addict. So, I am working on it and hope to find a way to monetize that *ahem* disability soon.
Turns out, according to the New York Times which I think of as reputable for sure, a preference for using the internet instead of doing housework makes one an addict. Here are some clicky things that prove it. An Ugly Toll of Technology: Impatience and Forgetfulness. I can offer to skip through all the mean things they say about the internet for you and get to the point since we all have such a delirious inability to focus on... you know... stuff.... Here is the quote....
"We do spend a lot of time with our devices, and some studies have suggested that excessive dependence on cellphones and the Internet is akin to an addiction. Web sites like NetAddiction.com offer self-assessment tests to determine if technology has become a drug. Among the questions used to identify those at risk: Do you neglect housework to spend more time online? Are you frequently checking your e-mail? Do you often lose sleep because you log in late at night? If you answered “often” or “always,” technology may be taking a toll on you."
Did you see that? Right there, it asks do you neglect housework to spend more time online? Listen here researchers of America, obviously none of you have ever worked as a stay at home mom. I neglect housework in favor of just about anything! I neglected all kinds of housework to read your damn article! And yes by the way, I will be posting this at midnight instead of sleeping. Seriously. Seriously?
Back to my post. What is starting to shine at the top is laundry. See, my problem with laundry is that it is redundant. I have always disliked doing things over. I like to believe I make a darned good effort the first time. Try my best and be done with it. Mmmmm. I also did not mind laundry when I just did my own. But now I am doing laundry for three people and it makes me irritated because I'll be sorting through stuff thinking, but I just did this! Ugh, I just saw these little oompa loompa sized jeans last week! And the week before! Etc.! Now I leave laundry go until the last possible second. Put it this way, socks are walking to the washer themselves. Of course The Husband is worse. He has been known to go buy new socks rather than do his laundry. He also used to believe it acceptable in modern society to wear two black socks. Any pattern, any size, any shade as long as both socks were black he thought he was good. Sigh. My job has been a long and arduous one people.
So there you have it. I procrastinate housework and therefore have an internet addiction. I really put off doing laundry until the clothes jump in themselves (hey, now wouldn't that be a trick hmmm...). To play TTT you go to your blog and tell everyone you are participating in Too True Tuesday Your Shameful Procrastinations at The Accidental Mommy. You tell your story and then come back and link up using Mr. Linky there so everyone else can read you airing your dirty laundry (HA!). So, GO!