Recently I won an important argument. Yes, I’ll share details. It went like this:
Fun me: I should make a Thanksgiving banner to hang out front. Thanksgiving doesn’t get enough attention as far as decorations. It’s squeezed in between Halloween and Christmas and people don’t decorate for it. (It could be that they’re waking up at 2am on Thanksgiving to start cooking and they don’t have time to decorate. This is not me, by the way. 2am is sleep time.) But really, think about it. People decorate for Halloween. People decorate for Christmas. Thanksgiving? Not so much.
Responsible me: Decorating is fun, yes. But there is plenty of cleaning to do around here. Boring chores galore. I don’t think making a banner is urgent. That pile of dishes is almost touching the ceiling.
Fun me: Yawn, yawn. Dishes and chores can wait. After all, they have been ignored around here plenty of times and it’s not like they threw down their dirty dish cloth and screamed, “I’m out of here!” (Actually that would be welcomed. If chores simply left because I was ignoring them it would help me out…)
Responsible me: Is this just an excuse for you to ignore chores and do something you like?
Fun me: (shocked) I am so misunderstood! It is not about my selfish preference to make art. I am being selfless, thinking only about how ignored Thanksgiving must feel.
Responsible me: This isn’t procrastination?
Fun me: You say that like it’s a bad thing.
Responsible me: You swear you’re going to do the dishes later?
Fun me: I made no such promise. And shhhhhh. I’m trying to brainstorm designs for this banner.
Responsible me: I give up. There’s no point in arguing with you. You win. Get your craft on.
Fun me: I’m so glad you’ve decided to be reasonable about this. You’ll love my banner!
Responsible me: Yeah sure, fine, whatever. I have to go to bed. You’ve given me a headache…
Fun me: No problem. I’ll stay up and get stuff done while you sleep…Now where’s my hot glue gun?
Happy Thanksgiving, everyone!