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:~: Wednesday, February 21, 2007 :~:

Procrastinator Extraordinaire

I am the queen of procrastination. I was thinking about this tonight as I was helping my daughter with her homework. Homework packets are due on Fridays. Generally, I'm good about making her get her spelling words and sentences written Monday night so we have all week to study them, but everything else - the math and writing and worksheets - I let slide until Thursday night.

(But you're saying, Elisabeth, tonight is Wednesday. You're ahead of the curve. Ah, silly grasshopper. Yes, tonight is Wednesday. But Monday, remember, was a holiday, hence I didn't make the wee one crack her homework folder. So we're scrambling. Spelling tonight...all the other crap tomorrow.)

Yeah. I know. I'm a bad parent. I'm teaching her bad habits. If you give me seven days to do something, I'll wait until the sixth to hunker down and get it done. Why? I'm not sure. I think I have trouble producing until I'm on a time crunch. I know I can do it. I also know I can do it as well, if not better, when I'm solely focused and working down to the wire. Luckily for me, that means when I sell and am on deadline, I'll be doing good. Stressed, but good. Unluckily for my daughter, it means she'll either fail or end up just like me, unless her mother gets her act together and teaches her good homework habits (and we won't even go into the fact I was a teacher for nine years).

Are you a procrastinator or do you get projects done right away?

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Blogger Elisa said...

I'm a procrastinator. Big time. :lol: I'm always looking for distractions, and I wait until the last minute for everything, too. I think half my blog posts start with "I should be working..." :grin:

4:29 AM  
Blogger Paty Jager said...

I like to get things done and out of the way so I can move onto something else.

4:28 PM  
Blogger Elisabeth Naughton said...

LOL, Elisa. At least I'm not alone!

8:26 PM  
Blogger Elisabeth Naughton said...

Paty, I'm in awe of people like you.

8:26 PM  
Blogger Joan Swan said...

I'm both. Depends on...everything--the project, the circumstances, other events in my life, etc.

You're not even close to the "bad mom" category! You're teaching her how to succeed under pressure!

9:27 PM  
Blogger TJBrown said...

Both. Usually I put stuff off. But lately I have noticed that I get a few things doen way early so I can be on soem kind of steady system...but then I do nothing and have to cram everything else in.
Teri

3:01 PM  
Blogger Elisabeth Naughton said...

LOL. Thanks, J. Success under pressure. I like that.

9:01 PM  
Blogger Elisabeth Naughton said...

As long as it works for you, Teri, I guess that's all that matters.

9:02 PM  
Blogger Lexi said...

I think I hold the title of Queen, thank you very much. In fact, I'm sure I've made procrastination an art form.

10:16 AM  
Blogger Elisabeth Naughton said...

LOL, Lexi. And you're a teacher, too. Maybe there's a pattern here...

12:30 PM  

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