“Put the broom back where it belongs. It’s not that hard.”
“Put the lint collector back in the dryer. It’s not that hard.”
Yes, I know these things aren’t hard, but when you’re trying to do 5 things at once and you get distracted by someone at the door, or you trip over a barbie doll that needs to be put away,or the phone rings, or one of the kids needs something (you get the picture), then sometimes you just dump whatever it is you’re holding wherever you tend to be standing and little things get forgotten along the way. Easy to do, don’t you think?
It’s not like I have a “memory like a sieve”, it’s just that I usually start another job before fully completing the first one.
It’s quite frustrating and insulting to be told “it’s no that hard’ when you’ve been racing around all day trying to get everything done before school finishes. To me, it’s not a life or death situation if the broom gets left beside the cupboard instead of being placed back beside the fridge.
I constantly see objects in the wrong places and I either ignore them, ask for them to be put away or put them back where they belong myself. No comment, no making a mountain out of a mole hill – I just pop it back where it belongs.
Do you finish one job before starting the next or are you like me, trying to do everything at once and forgetting things along the way!