I really do. All I need is to convince everyone else to go along with my crazy plan and it’ll all be perfect.
How many stream of consciousness canoe trips can I organize in blogland without becoming annoying? I don’t know…but here’s another one. I’m a slave to the blog muse so here goes:
Staying at a friend’s house this week I am realizing just how ungifted I am at say, domestic things. I don’t clean well…meaning that I don’t find the time, energy or motivation to care enough about cleaning to make a real and noticeable dent in the grime. It’s not horrid at my house, it’s not squalor (I don’t think it is…at least) but I visit a friend’s house and I see the difference. Now, this…in and of itself is fine. I don’t mind being different, I don’t feel “less than” because of my domestic style. What makes it NOT fine is that I actually like her house this way. I want MY house to be this way. I just don’t really want to do it myself.
This got me to thinking about the other things that I’d love to see done differently. My homeschool approach is way different from my friends’ approaches. I like the way they impose order into their days and their lives. I have TRIED this but alas, I’m more gifted at chaos than order. Again, in the moment I like this chaos but then when I visit the order it looks so nice, so sweet, so restful. I’d like that, I just don’t want to give up my penchant for chaos in trade.
I like some of my friends’ churches. The are very fun to visit. I’d like my church to have some of these elements but I’m not sure I want to be the one to lobby for them. Ack, I sound like a church consumer…I don’t like that….let me think on that one a little longer.
It would be nice to have a job. I KNOW, I know…I HAVE a job…wife, mother, teacher, trainer, fitness guru, writer, artist…blah blah blah. Once in a great while I’d like to have a sit at a cubicle job….paper in this drawer, pencils over here, paycheck at the end of the week. I just don’t want to have it forever….maybe for like 10 days.
All this to say that I think I have it all worked out. I think what we need is a commune. This way I can get the benefit of all my friends’ giftedness in one place at one time. Then at the end of the day we can all retreat to our own home/apartment whatever and do our thing. I tell people often that what I like about my friends is that they seem to dent in where I dent out…we fill in the gaps for one another so why would it be so hard to just gather us all together and fill in the gaps all the time? Come on…doesn’t this seem like a great plan of mine? I’ll lead your families into artistic and metaphoric chaos and then you can all use your giftedness to get us out of that mess.
Erm…okay, well, maybe the marketing needs some work.
As you were.