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Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Doesn't Work...nope, not at all...

For today's installment of Works for Me Wednesday, we've been asked to bring a list of things that DON'T work for us. Boy, was this day made for me - if there's anything I am qualified to discuss, it's things that do not work. Because I might just be the queen of trial and error.

Homeschool Schedules - In theory, a schedule is supposed to make your life easier, right? Well, anytime I try to make one for our homeschool, I end up stressed out and grumpy. It is hard to put a timeframe on quality learning - so what if you spend 2 hours on science instead of 45 minutes? When I get behind, I can feel the stress inside of me mounting and it continues with every subject we fall behind on. So, no schedules...and mama is a happy woman.

Yelling - especially when it's me yelling at my kids NOT to yell at each other. eh?

Cheap Pillows - Wal-Mart(s) pillows just don't do it for me. I can't tell you why it is that I keep trying to buy cheap, poly fiber-filled pillows (well, maybe because they are cheap?)that leave the crick from h-e-double-hockeysticks in my neck instead of a quality down filled pillow like this from Pacific Coast Downs. If hotels buy 'em, they've got to be good, right?

Cash - This one might surprise some people, but I honestly don't like to carry cash. When we go shopping, I am much less likely to purchase something if I don't have cash, because 1)I don't like to use credit cards, OR 2)I haven't balanced my checking account. In addition, my kids are like little money vacuums and they suck it all out of me before I even realize it. (In other words, I'm a sucker for kid's toys and kitsch.)

What is it that doesn't work for you? I'm just curious and like to know these things.


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Mzzterry said...

Well, I don't homeschool, but I was right with you on the schedules when I did home day care!

No one is allowed in our home, I got enough of that as a child!

The ONLY pillow for me is a Pacific Coast Downs pillow.

I never have more than change for cash.

So, can I just skip writing WFMW and ditto yours??!!!

I couldn't believe it when ALL of your points were ME!!!! =)

Emily said...

i hate to carry cash as well -- especially b/c i can get rewards from my credit card. i can understand sometimes ppl. can control spending better w/cash, but i haven't found that to be the case for me.

Misty said...

All of it... ALL. OF. IT...
Same here... And I thought I was flawed, in re: to the HS Scheduling... thank you for saying this. really.
Each of those things, is me--- to a t.

. . . Dallas Meow . . . . >^^< . . . said...

cash just doesn't like my wallet. I think it actually walks out on its own.
Too easy to spend a buck or two here and there and over there too!
Adds up too quick for me!

Megan (FriedOkra) said...

The 8 gigantic bright blue barrels my neighbors have rolled up and stored between our houses. What are they going to use those for? Wait, no. I'm not sure I wanna know.

Gettysburg Mom said...

Sigh...Growing my own flowers from seeds. They were doing so well, and now? Now they are not doing well at all. Judging by the sad little plants upstairs this idea did not work for me...