I'm taking the kids to Hawaii. Seriously, I need a vacation just planning the vacation. And something tells me that I'm not going to look all fabulous and Angelina-like as I get off the plane with my four kids.
Planning is not my forte. You know in the Bible where Martha's all miffed at her sister Mary for talking instead of working? I'm Mary. I'm getting to know everything I can about people while other people plan around me. Not afraid of work, just more of a follower than a leader.
Which would totally work if I didn't have four kids, but I do. And they need meals and laundry and rides to soccer and the doctor/dentist. And by the time all that is done, I really don't want to put in the effort to plan a vacation. Which is how I used to end up in my parent's RV or driving. I let DH plan and that's how I ended up here. Does this look like a place I would willingly go? As the Clampett's?
When I go to writers' conferences, Colleen Coble always plans because she knows I'm lame, and she's gifted in the other direction.
When I go with my BFF, she take care of the details:
When I go to Nancy's, all I have to do is tell her when I'm coming and her hospitality takes care of the rest.
My mom tells me I didn't used to be like this. That I would leave three page directions for how to care for Trey while I was out to dinner. That I would carefully wrap gift packages including all the things that people loved. But I don't remember that me. I only know that the current one, with the few brain cells I have left, had a really difficult time planning this trip.
I figure what my mom says must be true because otherwise, I can't imagine why people would put up with me! Does anyone out there plan together with your family? Or does one person take the lead? Do you help out an organizationally-challenged friend?