I am a planner. I like to have everything planned ahead of time and scheduled just so. When we take a vacation I like to plan each day out with where we will be going and what we will be doing. Rich on the other hand is a spur of the moment type of person. He’s a “hey, let’s go to Disney World tomorrow” type of a person. (We don’t live anywhere near Disney World, by the way). I, on the other hand, am a “let’s plan a trip to Disney World for next year so that I have time to research every little detail before we go” type of person.
So last Saturday morning when Rich said, “Let’s go to the zoo this afternoon” I said, “No way, we can’t go to the zoo today. When are we going to do that? It’s not in my plans.”
Rich said, “We can go this afternoon.”
To which I responded, “This is why everything must be planned ahead of time. I am going grocery shopping this morning. Then I need to feed Hailey her lunch and then she has to go down for her nap at 1pm. After her nap (which usually goes until about 3-3:30-pm) I must feed her a snack and then go to Target. Then I will be hurrying home to get dinner ready. The zoo closes at 5pm. How in the world will we have time to go to the zoo? If you had told me ahead of time that you wanted to go to the zoo we could have gone this morning.”
I went to get ready to the grocery store. I started thinking about how much Hailey would love a trip to the zoo, she thinks animals are fantastic. I thought if her nap was cut short so we could go that afternoon it wouldn’t really be all that terrible.
So, guess what I did? I changed my plans, at the last minute. And I only twitched a little bit.
I got the grocery shopping done. Rich fed Hailey an early lunch and put her down for an early nap. When she got up we went to the zoo. We had a blast.
After the zoo we all went to Target and got home in time for me to fix dinner and still eat at a reasonable hour.
Imagine that. Last minute plans and things still went smoothly. Who knew?
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