Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Too True Tues(day) , Your Shameful Procrastinations

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!

16 comments:

  1. bathrooms.
    I loathe cleaning bathrooms

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  3. Anything involving the phone or the mail. Which makes paying bills and calling insurance and other incredibly important things hit the list. At this very moment, my daughter is out (OUT) of an important medication. Why? Because it involves TWO phone calls: one to the psych and one to the pharm. So today I will not only be making those two phone calls, but it will also involve begging and tears.

    I think it's because there's no visible difference when I'm done. Even the suspicion that this quality is likely the only thing my husband hates about me does not motivate me. I wish there was a vitamin for procrastination. Vitamins I can do.

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  4. i hate cleaning too. I don't mind laundry but anything involving scrubbing or mopping is gross.

    I also procrastinate cooking dinner. I never know what to make for the kids since no one likes the same thing.

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  5. Hello, my name is Dinah and I procrastinate.

    :D

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  6. Ugh..laundry. I procrastinate on mine too. Its so boring to laundry. And depressing..laundry depresses the heck out me. Anyway, my TTT post is up on my blog.

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  7. Oooh, phone calls, another good one! I HATE using the phone. I put it off as long as possible every time! I ran out of my OWN medicine because I didn't want to make phone calls...which will now involve phone calls, begging, and probably a trip to the psych :-P

    And housekeeping...yeeeah....my hubby just did the laundry for me because a month of telling me "Sweetie, I need clothes" didn't cut it. *cough*

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  8. Cleaning always is something I hate esp the bathroom...and laundry never seems to end...EVER

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  9. I'll post about this. I really will. Just not right now, OK?

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  10. everything except eating...

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  11. I actually love doing laundry. It satisfies my inner ocd, to make things clean and organized.

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  12. Better late than never! Sorry I am a day late and a dollar short!

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  13. Well I think the answer here is obvious....we should all get maids.

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  14. OK, I created my post.

    And Essie, maybe you could close your eyes while you do the laundry? (I mean, then you wouldn't be seeing the same pants each time ...)

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  15. Laundry, the bathroom and paying bills.

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  16. I tend to procrastinate everything. But mopping and sweeping are at the top of the list for me.

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