List people, they're out there. I know I'm one . I make lists for just about everything. I'm not sure if I do it because my brain post-children has trouble remembering things or because I like crossing things off. I suppose it's probably some combination of both. It must be, since as I sit here I'm reminded that sometimes I add things to my to do list just because I already did them and I can cross them off immediately. (Yes, I know I'm a bit odd.) There is a lovely sense of satisfaction I get from crossing things off.
Some days I feel like I can accomplish a lot as a stay-at-home mom. If I've made a list I feel confident I can get most of it crossed off. Other days, I think the list sits there taunting me - reminding me that the 20 minutes worth of stuff I have to do will probably take me 20 hours. Mental lists are the worst because you can't get away from them. Of course, with my brain these days I generally manage to forget at least one thing on that list so there are some trade offs.
A message board I love sometimes has threads for our to do lists. We make a big list and then go back as we finish something and cross things out. I think the accountability helps, since no one wants to be the person who didn't cross anything off their list.
Are you a list person? Do you enjoy crossing things off? Or are you the kind of person who sees a list and runs as if it might bite you?
Or maybe it's just wrong of me to start talking about to do lists on a Monday morning when most of us just want to pretend that Friday isn't a lifetime away. (Not that the day of the week matters much to me anymore. . . but I do recall those days when Monday morning hit me in the face like a bucket of ice water)