About a week ago, my DH had asked me about my plans for a specific day because he was trying to schedule things. I told him my plans—I had made an appointment that was after he got off work. A few days later, he asked about my plans again, for the same day. I reminded him, again, I had an appointment. Early last week, he asked yet again because a co-worker and dear friend of ours had a family issue come up and wanted to switch schedules with my DH.
I acted the part of the martyr, changing my appointment, and acting like it was a huge deal. Later that day, I expressed my frustration that I knew his schedule, why couldn’t he remember one day out of mine. I was shocked with what he told me, “I can’t even remember my own schedule half the time. We need to get a calendar we can write on and that is easy to see and use.” I couldn’t fathom why because “I” used my cell phone calendar. I even had his schedule on my phone, so I knew what he was doing—apparently before he did!
My stinkin’ thinkin’ took over and I just couldn’t fathom what was so hard about putting appointments down somewhere. He has the exact same phone as me, so why couldn’t he just to do what I did? The next day, I was reading FlyLady reminders and testimonials, and I was convinced. I even had to admit that using my phone to keep appointments was a pain because you have to go under appointments, then to calender, to the correct day, and text-type in the appointment.
So, after being thoroughly convinced, I immediately followed the link to the FlyLady calendar and bought one. When it arrived in the mail just a few days later, I opened it and showed my DH what I had got for us so we can keep track of each other’s schedules—he was excited! He especially liked the stickers for date night and massage time! LOL!!
So, thank you FlyLady for convincing me about my martyr attitude and my stinkin’ thinkin..’ The calendar is way bigger than I thought it would be, as are the squares on each day to write in.
Thank you, thank you, thank you!
FlyBaby in Oregon
FlyLady Here: Our new calendars are NOW in the FlyShop! If you have never used our FlyLady Calendar before, then you have a treat in store for you. We have large squares to hold all your family’s schedules. The FlyLady Calendar is a 17 month (August 2017 – December 2018) calendar and you can start using it in August for the new school year.
We have some great magnets for hanging your calendar on the refrigerator.