The children have been kicking our parental behind for way too long now and we have flown the ship loose and free without a game plan, but no more.
K and I decided it was time to bring our mad skillz to bear on this parenting situation.
It is time for the parents of The Mayor and Rooster Girl to reveal their true professional identities.
Meet Type A (for A-N-A-L) Project Director Mom and Analyst Dad.
We are both planners and project directors for a living and we have decided we can win this fight.
Though our real titles do have words like "Advisor" and "Analyst" in them, the honest truth is that we are professional document creators.
We are both going to be given lifetime achievement awards for the creation of documents.
Thirty years from now there will be a giant televised special with confetti celebrating the MOUNTAIN of official documents that we have created.
Oh, the documents!!
We create documents and we plan. We organize. We orchestrate.
For many years I helped direct an annual special event where I had to organize unique activities for 16,000 people spread across 200 different locations all in the space of six hours on a single day.
Clearly, I need to introduce my children to the professional side of their mother.
An executive level family meeting was held last night.
Calendars were out, there were bullet points and and graphs... and oh, did we create some DOCUMENTS.
K and I formally welcome the small, loud people of this house to the all new: Family Plan.
From now on, there will be scheduled activities.
There will be time slots.
There will be flip charts and markers.
There will be strategic plans.
There will be 1 on 1 activities, there will be 2 on 1 activities and there will be...
If, for some reason, junior members of the team do not wish to COMPLY with the family calendar, we will be forced to MAKE the junior staff members comply using drastic measures involving our secret weapon...
the dread... Schnauzer!