This weekend, make it a point to spend an entire day doing instead of cataloging. If you see that your floor is filthy, don’t mentally jot it down to do later. Stop what you’re doing, and clean it! If those Golden Book children can help Mommy, you can help yourself.
(I knew I’d be okay on my first day of kindergarten when I saw that the classroom included a copy of my favorite book, We Help Mommy. What can I say? Seeing that family do their chores with a neat briskness really had a profound effect on me as a person.)