Do you know people who always wait until the last minute? The people that wait until the 11th hour to do things? The people that have plenty of advance notice but never actually take advantage of it? The ones that don’t know the early bird gets the worm?
These are the same people that jam up the division of motor vehicles getting the car inspected on the 30th of the month even though they have known for 2 years now that this day was coming. These are the same people that don’t have bread or milk in the house and feel the need to jam up the supermarket when the weatherman hints at snow like the apocalypse is coming. The same people that require rush delivery on the their kid’s birthday invites even though they pretty much know that their kid’s birthday falls on the same day every year. You see what I am saying?
We all know these people.
I was never one of them though. I was a planner. I had to do lists. They contained tidy little check marks as I went through my days and weeks accomplishing tasks. I was a task master. I had a shopping list, a cleaning list, a schedule of yoga classes on the refrigerator and an appointment for a pedicure. I mean for crying out loud, I made sure we got our Christmas tree and holiday table runners before I headed to the hospital to have a baby.
That was then. This is now.
Now, I am the 11th hour mom. I am that lady with scraps of random paper free floating in my diaper bag. The lady that makes to do lists and subsequently goes the entire week forgetting to check said to do list. The mom that knows her kid’s birthday is one month away but keeps forgetting to plan for it every day that passes. I am the mom that had known for months now that my family was having their pictures taken on Saturday but waited until the 11th hour to find something to wear. I felt pretty victorious that my family showed up in clean clothes that coordinated. That was 11th hour luck, people. Pretty ridiculous if you ask me.
On an entirely separate note, let’s talk about my kid looking like an ewok. I am thinking that this could be his Halloween costume since I am also 11th hour-ing that….