If you want to get multiple tasks done quickly and effectively, call a mom. Without a doubt, she will be able to crank out the job better than anyone.
My Christmas Eve night this week:
Arrived home at 7:30 PM from Cincy.
Unloaded the entire car full of boxes and gifts.
Dragged a mini refrigerator and a huge cozy seat up the stairs and into the kids’ rooms.
Assisted the kids with unpacking the mini fridge and getting it set up in Mario’s room.
Assisted the kids in unpacking Maria’s cozy chair and setting it up in her room.
Cleaned Mario‘s room under his bunkbed and near his closet so that Maria would have a space to sleep.
Took four loads of clothes and other random items up to the attic.
Gathered winter clothes from the attic and brought them back downstairs.
Cleaned the clothes off of Maria‘s floor.
Hung up my clothes from Cincinnati.
Cleaned the top of the kitchen counter.
Took Rocco on a two-mile walk.
Helped the kids make sugar cookies.
Unpacked all of the gifts from Cincinnati and put them in their respective rooms.
Wrote two letters to family members to put on their gifts.
Wrapped the remainder of the gifts – seven in total.
Drove to Walgreens to pick up some last minute items.
Drove to CVS to pick up other last minute items not found at Walgreens.
Drove to the liquor store to get a 40 ounce (just kidding – I wish).
Went to bed at 11:15 pm.
Seriously, all a mom should have to do is put “MOM” on the top of her resume and the job is hers. In the matter of minutes, we can wrap a gift, cook dinner, solve a math problem and clean up spilled milk. We can also answer any question posed such as “how do you start the dishwasher” or “how many teaspoons are in a tablespoon.”
Put us in a board meeting and we would run the roost. Give us a managerial position, and we’d bring up the profits. Bottom line: shit would get done – and done well.