Monday, September 13, 2004

laziest person on the planet

my mother was right when she used to tell me (while I stayed in bed to finish a book) "the less you do the less you want to do" I have spent the month of August becoming comfortable with my laziness. I even made a list of things to do which I promptly lost. Well that is not entirely true, I am sure it is somewhere in the pile of paperwork that was referred to as #1 on said list. I could feel good about my laziness and enjoy the things that I did accomplish before michael returned. However, with michael here it is like living with a perpetual motion machine. The boy cannot stop moving or working. Even when I force him into vegging out in front of the tv he still taps his feet or his fingers, updates the audio to his website, sits on the edge of a chair and looks like something pressing is on his mind. How can you veg with a person like this? On the nice end of this his perpetual motion includes doing things for me, refilling my wine glass, setting up the wireless connection, running to Joey's del to buy me chips.


Anonymous said...

I like to think of it as "unstructured time", not laziness. Actually, it's an admirable skill to be able to sit still and relax. I'm on the Michael-end of the scale, and am constantly looking for ways to fill up the time, and usually that involves lots of movement, and then feeling like a chicken with its head cut off.

nancy said...

I've added shopping and lying to my days of laziness. got lots of clothes from the old navy and lied about michael's state of awakeness (yeah thats a word) in order to stay with my butt on the couch and pringles and wine nearby. I also wanted to point out that it really does say Joey's del on the sign outside the store, that wasn't a typo.