When one thing goes out of whack, the rest of it goes out of whack too.
Yes, my mistake on what day it is today is your reward. We all get to learn a smarty-pants lesson and you can be all deep and meaningful when someone else makes this mistake because you’ll have the perfect thing to say.
When someone tells you it is a different day and you missed something do NOT do what I do and say, “Oh crap! I forgot what day it was!” Also, don’t tell people (lol sorry Leah) what day you thought it was. Because it doesn’t matter.
You just do what you need to do as fast as possible and then try to figure out how to not make the same mistake twice.
Because when you start something new, whether it is a new class, a new nutrition plan, or a new exercise routine, your poor brain that’s been used to your life has to find space for this new thing you’re shoving on the shelf between breakfast and some other responsibility. Your brain plays this really cool game of Tetris inside of you and figures out how everything is going to work.
Now, if you’re only doing one or two things the result of this Tetris-ing may just be awesome harmony and a new way of doing things. Of course, if it’s the five-billion-teen-th thing you’re trying to fit into your schedule and you have unpredictible babies crying or unpredictible un-Tetris-able kids in your house…well..the result can be utter freaking chaos.
So when you forget what day it is or you have a friend that forgot what day it was, tell them this:
As much as I want to plan ahead and be prepared. As much as I want to be the best mother, sister, wife, daughter, and cousin I can be. As much as I love my life. Sometimes I get caught up in the moment and forget what came next. But that’s okay, because nothing is permanent and life goes on. I’ll do better next time.
Isn’t that deep? It will also sound like you really care (I’m just going out on a limb here and assuming you actually do want those things) and the other person won’t just think you’re a dipstick that thought it was Wednesday when, in fact, it is Tuesday.
I got caught in a moment. One that ended with my husband being a better father. I did not make a conscious choice to not post when I was supposed to today, but my brain chose for me. I hope you’ll forgive me – because my children thank you.