Why do I keep saying these things?

By Jac

I keep saying these things to myself. I know they are not true, but I keep thinking them anyway. Maybe it’s because I’m an optimistic person, full of hope that just won’t quit. Or perhaps I’m just an idiot who never learns.

– “We haven’t eaten this in a while, but it’s made up of all things they like so maybe they’ll try it.”

– “I can fold one load of laundry on the living room floor while the toddler is awake, she won’t wreck it this time. Just one load!”

– “I’ll buy these cookies for occasional treats for the kids; not for myself!”

– “Maybe they cleaned up their playmobil like I asked them to.”

– “I’ll just open my computer to check my email for a minute and nothing else.”

– “I’ll put these cucumber slices in her lunch again, because maybe she’ll eat them this time.”

– “Oh good! We’re going to be early for school today!”

– “They stayed up late tonight, so maybe they’ll sleep in tomorrow.”

– “Okay, I’m getting desperate so I’ll turn on the TV for them for just one show, and then turn it off again.”

– “I’ll put this laundry away tomorrow.”

– “I’m going to wear these pretty dangly earrings. I’ll just keep them away from the toddler’s grip.”

– “I’ll get up before the kids tomorrow so I have a great start to my morning!”

– “Fine, I’ll give her a big girl cup instead of a sippy cup. She probably won’t spill.”

– “I’m gonna go to bed on time tonight.”

– “I think I’ll try some of the sushi. I’ll definitely like it this time. Everyone likes sushi!”

– “I’ll get bins because that will help us stay organized.”

– “I think our two-year-old may need a nap today. She won’t stay up until 10pm this time if she sleeps this afternoon.”

– “I’ll just buy the things on my list in Costco. Nothing else.”

Never happens. All of these things NEVER HAPPEN. But, well, cheers to optimism! I’ll try again tomorrow.

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What optimistic little lies do you tell yourself? Or am I the only one? 

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