There are two types of men in the world. Sissies, and Ex-Sissies.
I think it is human nature to not like to work. Wether that was part of the curse on Adam in the garden I don’t know, but men have a natural aversion to most things that require physical labor. Even though my dad did a great job trying to instill a good work ethic in me, I have to admit I am still pretty lazy. Until recently when I moved into the Ex-Sissy camp. I’m not going to say it’s a result of a New Year resolution, but it stemmed more from a conversation Erica and I had a few nights ago about being more disciplined. We decided to turn off the TV at night (except for Tuesday nights because that’s when N.C.I.S. is on) and cut out Facebook surf time at night and see how much more productive we can be. Here’s how it’s working out so far…
Wednesday: Woke up at 5:00 AM and got into work around 6:00. Taught all day until 4:30 and arrived home at 5:30. Hugged my kids and immediately made dinner (don’t get too excited, it was just heating up leftovers and making an easy mac for Ella) because Erica had to drop a meal off at someone’s home. Then we cleaned up before heading to church to work with the teens. After church at around 8:45 we got Ella ready for bed and then I rocked my son (he’s sick now) back to sleep. I crashed for a few minutes and then came downstairs and helped my wife with her secret project until 10:30, then I loaded the dishwasher and cleaned the bathroom, finally sat down at 11:45 PM until my son started crying again at which time I held him and rocked him again until 12:55AM.
Where’s that remote again?
Have a good (productive) day, everybody!