Friday, May 22, 2009

If I could put time in a bottle....la, la, la, la, la, la, la, la

I'd market the stuff! Isn't it terrible how time really does fly?

Reminds me of when I was a kid. I'd hear my parents say "time passes too quickly". "What the heck does that mean?" I'd think to myself. I mean, I understood the meaning, I just didn't understand the literal reality behind the phrase. As a kid, you really cannot grasp the concept or essence of time.

If you tell a child to go to bed because it's late, they might do as they're told, but it isn't because they're in agreement or understand what late is. Eleven o'clock is no different than 9 o'clock. Five minutes could be an hour as far as they're concerned. Time means nothing.

We all went for a ride in the back of a car when we were kids. We've seen commercials, movies and heard our own children ask that famous question "are we there yet". If you say to them "5 hours more", 20 minutes later they're asking "has it been 5 hours yet", are they not?

So my question is, is it better to be an adult and know how much you can accomplish within a certain period of time, or, like me, would it be better to play ignorant and act as though you have absolutely no concept of time so that when the house doesn't get clean, the errands are not run and dinner is not ready you have the excuse that you thought you still had time?

Just wondering what excuses you all use when you just plain don't feel like being responsible. Let me know....I'm desperate!

4 comments:

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Again, well written and so fun! I don't have time either and no one will let me slow down! It all catches up to you anyway...I haven't done anymore homework during the work week and now time is catching up to me this weekend to get 3 papers done and I am worst off than I was! Hey, I started off with 3 youtubes on my blog last night and I woke up to find 3 more on my blog! The blasted thing multiplied over night like rabbits! I tried your suggestion to go into the HTML edit, but there is nothing there...HELP! I am like King Midas in reverse when it comes to computers! Bisous, Anita

Bunny Missbrenner said...

Sorry, but I don't use excuses to not do things. I prioritize most everything I do. Hardest or something I really don't want to do first, so that the thing that I enjoy will be my reward. Also, and I think very important is, if things don't get done, the earth will not crash into the sun. It's no big thing. It's not getting things done, it's how you or the family react to it not being done. If they or you are upset because you or they didn't accomplish that task...well, tough tacos. You have to ask yourself....what's important. Does this make sense?

Such a Wondrous Place this Faery Space said...

Hello just stopping by! Blessings from Amy

dnunez54@msn.com said...

I make no excuses whatsoever when I don't feel like doing something. I can do NOTHING better than anybody. I have absolutely no guilt if I choose to sleep until 10:00 am and then watch movies all day. Although there are times when I feel I should be more responsible and have a "schedule" to follow, and I do admire people who are very organized. My mother was very organized. Her house was IMMACULATE. I marveled at the cleanliness of her cupboards. But do I live like that? NO. Also, I would much, much rather be an adult than a child. I never liked being told what to do. There is nothing better than being an adult and never having to do homework again. Do whatever the hell you want to do. Know what I mean?