Instituting an “Accomplish Nothing” Day


I already mentioned that last week was our week off from school; it turned out to be a great change of pace. As the week went on, I noticed I was still so busy that I couldn’t really relax. Sure, the kids were enjoying their time off, but I didn’t take a break. On Thursday, I decided if I didn’t intentionally take a break then I would never do it.

There is always that annoying mom guilt that kicks in when I try to relax for a day while looking at a house full of things that need to be done. So, in trying to take an intentional break, I declared Friday, “Accomplish Nothing” Day. If you declare it, that makes it true, right?

I told the kids and Carlos that I would intentionally accomplish nothing on Friday. Obviously, the kids still needed 3 meals and the dishes needed to be washed, but other than that, nothing.

I also told the kids they could each choose one activity to do. Originally, I said the activity had to be free, but Grandma heard about the day and gave them money toward their choice. As you can see in the photo above, our plans were to play memory, ride the trucks at the mall,  and go to Dairy Queen.

It was a great day and it will definitely become a regular part of our week off from school.

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