Wednesday, March 02, 2011

I am not having fun today.

I decided to give up Facebook for Lent. I spend a lot of time online playing games and such, and as a homeschooling mom, I really don't have time to do that. Also, I should really focus on finding some friends I can hang out with in real life. I do love my online friends, and am going to miss them terribly for the next few weeks, but it would be fabulous if I could spend time with some folks face to face.

Since I never look at a calendar, I assumed that Lent started today. I was wrong - I could have had another entire week of Facebooking! Rats! However, I know myself, and I know that if I waited until next week to stop, I would have lots of reasons why I shouldn't really have to give up FB. I decided to go ahead and be done today.

I am struggling. Isaac has been having one of "those" mornings. Before I even got up this morning, he'd clogged the downstairs toilet with an entire roll of toilet paper.

While I was having breakfast, he soaked his shirt trying to play with his toy coffee maker, so we had to take it off. Then, he wet his pants, and left wet footprints behind him through the living room as he walked in his wet socks, pants around his ankles, to find me in the kitchen and show me his conundrum.

Shortly after I got him dressed in his second set of clothes for the day, he came downstairs again with no pants on, and told me he'd gone to the bathroom (poo this time) upstairs. He managed to do quite well for himself and didn't even clog the toilet! Good for him.

Next, he found a jar of Nutella that I had clearly not put up high in the pantry, and proceeded to eat it with his fingers under the dining room table. When he was finished, he wiped it on the back of his shirt. Actually, I was glad to discover that it was Nutella on his shirt rather than poo, which I'm sure you understand after reading the previous paragraph.

And then, he got his Cariboo game and decided to fill it with water. The base of the game is a cardboard box which didn't respond favorably. It's currently drying on the front porch.

It's only noon. The girls are supposed to be doing school; their math is taking an inordinately long amount of time and it's all we're going to get done today. We have piano lessons this afternoon, then Emma goes to Girls on the Run, and then we have kids' choir and I have adult choir this evening.

I WANT to go play on Facebook and ignore all of the chaos around me. However, I decided to come share my morning here, which has given me a few moments of peace, and will now go make lunch for us so we can leave for piano. I have been picking up around the house, and trying to get some laundry done. I did not get on Facebook and play games, so I count it as a success! Woo hoo!


  1. I'm proud of you! ((HUGS)) I haven't been on at all today either... you want some company til Easter? =)

  2. Yes! And maybe even after Easter. I'm hoping to break my game habit and then keep off except for checking on people. I did peek yesterday and see Staci Eastin's new book and got it for my iPod. :-) It's really good.

  3. I found you through WTM and I gave up FB for lent too!! I am not Catholic, and do not typically give things up, but I felt it was time to give up FB. I was playing a lot of the games on there and wasting gobs of time. I am wasting time elsewhere, but, I find i'm not instantly running to share my day with my FB "friends" anymore, rather I'm actually calling real people ;) and talking to them. Just thought I'd share that I am doing the same thing. :)

  4. I have to say, I miss the games a lot less than I miss the people. I hate not knowing what's going on! I've been hanging out on the boards WAY too much in compensation. I'm afraid I may need a "media break." I don't know if I'd survive it, though. Ha.

    I'm not Catholic either, just so you know. I don't think Lent is specifically Catholic. :-)