We are crazy today, but not as crazy as I used to be in the previous place I worked.
I have always met my deadlines, it's just how I do it that seems different. Maybe I've matured.
Then: Growling, snarling and spitting my way towards 8pm and still at the office.
Now: Finished before I leave the office at 4pm, with a smile on my face.
I can't even explain it, except that, perhaps I'm just checking, not actually doing the return... that could make a big difference. And I've got people to delegate to, so I only focus on the returns - the other stuff can be left to the admin guys.
On a different note, the Bunny asked me why I'm always shouting at Angel Boy.
It doesn't get much clearer than that.
It was around the time he went to stay a couple of extra days at his mom's house, so I thought I'd just leave it, but I did some soul searching and I'm embarrassed to say I've found that I'm a little resentful.
I get up early to make his lunches (and everyone's), I cook his dinner (and everyone's), I have his clothes washed and ironed (and everyone's), etc, and all I want in return is a little bit of help - pick up your clothes and put then in the wash basket. Even the 4 year-old puts her clothes in the wash basket. Pack the dishwasher after dinner. The 4 year-old puts her plate in the sink, surely a 16 year-old can open a dishwasher and pack the dishes away. Just something to make me see that you appreciate what I do.
I think what freaks me out the most is that he does all this at his mom's house, but in mine he just coasts like he's on holiday.
I have no idea how to open a discussion on this. I've tried saying that he's responsible for the kitchen after dinner, but it lasts one night and then it's forgotten again.
I'm thinking of drawing up a roster and putting it on the fridge, but then I think pocket money may do the trick. But should I be bribing him to clean the kitchen? Shouldn't he be doing that because he's part of a family?
I don't know... any idea's?