Why Do I Procrastinate?

Feb 18, 2011

My name is Christy and I am a procrastinator. 

{Hello, Christy!}

I am a planner. I love to come up with ideas, research them, make plans. But I'm a slacker when it comes to the actual doing part. A few weeks ago, I began planning M2's first birthday party, but that quickly changed when I found out that my niece had already invited half of my guests to her Thirty One party scheduled on the same day. Since NG's birthday was the following Saturday, the only other option was to plan a combination birthday party. And with LJ's birthday only two weeks after that, I figured that I should knock out three "birds" with one stone. So, goodbye to the Very Hungry Caterpillar theme.

Have you ever tried to come up with decorating ideas for a party for a one year old, four year old, and a twelve year old? 

With NG's input, I researched party ideas and themes. I could have gone with the traditional primary colors. That's what I would usually do. But I wanted to do something special this time. We finally agreed upon a color  theme based on these cupcake toppers on Etsy. Black and blue. It doesn't sound like it would be appropriate for a kids' birthday party, right? But we really like it. Using scrapbook paper and cardstock, I have been making my own cupcake toppers and am making a banner today. Sometime. 

And also, sometime today and tomorrow morning, I am:

Doing laundry.

Cleaning the kitchen, living room, and bathroom.

Taking the boys for haircuts.

Going to the store.

Boiling eggs for deviled eggs.

Cutting vegetables for the veggie tray.

Making black bean dip.

Cutting up cheese cubes.

Making four or five dozen cupcakes.

Brewing a couple gallons of sweet tea.

Showering and getting ready before guests arrive.

The thought crossed my mind to bake the cupcakes last weekend and freeze them but...I'm a procrastinator. And I really should have gotten the boys haircuts sometime this week but...I'm a procrastinator. The boys have been enlisted to help clean, however, because although I may procrastinate, I definitely know how to delegate. And my family and friends are already used to showing up while I'm still blow drying my hair or fixing the food. They still love me. 

I should probably get off of the computer now. I'll have pictures of the party soon and I'll let you know what did not get done before the party. 


  1. WOW!!! so much to do...saying a prayer that you have peace while you're woking it all out! Blessings upon the birthdays!

  2. I'll join you. Your post on procrastination just reminded me that I was supposed to have invitations for my little guys third birthday ready to be delivered tomorrow morning. :gulp:

    We do the group birthday party thing in August, but they are only 2 years apart...

  3. Know that you're not alone!!! I'm a much better planner than doer also. :)

    Sergeant Major Mom

  4. I'm the same way! I'll have a whole list of things I NEED to get done by say Saturday - and I'll wait until either Friday night or even Saturday morning and do it all. I'm always stressed out and a grouch - but that's just the way I do things!

    Great post!


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