Thursday, July 11, 2013

Lies I tell myself


I don’t need to label this food that I’m putting in the freezer because I’ll recognize it later and remember what it is.

No one will notice if I don’t make dinner.

I can do this project and still make it to bed on time.

It will only take me 30 minutes to be ready to leave.
(Anything I tell myself about time is probably a lie…)

If I explain the importance of chores well enough, my kids will start doing them on their own.  Cheerfully.

Chocolate cake is a great mid-afternoon snack. 

If I put my child’s clothing/book/shoe/sock/whatever on the stairs they will see it when they walk up the stairs, pick it up, and put it where it belongs.

If I share my hidden jar of Nutella with my kids they will eat it slowly over many weeks.

Packing for this trip is going to be really easy.

I can read my email now and will still read my scriptures later.

Someone else will see that and pick it up.

If I drive super fast and get to Sonic at 5:01 they will surely still give me happy hour prices.

This time the house will stay clean when I clean it.


What lies do you tell yourself??


  1. LOL!!! I sneaked online today to see if you had blogged about Kate's tongue-curling and laughed out loud at this post. I do the first one All. The. Time. And every time I think "I will never put something into the freezer without labeling it," and then the next time I think "but SURELY I will recognize this!"

  2. I agree with all of them. A perfect list. And, I don't think I would admit to anything else - that is a big enough list. And, I will probably deny it if you ask.

  3. This is hilarious! SO MANY of them are true to me as well. My favorite: no one will notice if I don't make dinner.