Procrastinator Extraordinaire

I am the queen of procrastination. I was thinking about this tonight as I was helping my daughter with her homework. Homework packets are due on Fridays. Generally, I’m good about making her get her spelling words and sentences written Monday night so we have all week to study them, but everything else – the math and writing and worksheets – I let slide until Thursday night.

(But you’re saying, Elisabeth, tonight is Wednesday. You’re ahead of the curve. Ah, silly grasshopper. Yes, tonight is Wednesday. But Monday, remember, was a holiday, hence I didn’t make the wee one crack her homework folder. So we’re scrambling. Spelling tonight…all the other crap tomorrow.)

Yeah. I know. I’m a bad parent. I’m teaching her bad habits. If you give me seven days to do something, I’ll wait until the sixth to hunker down and get it done. Why? I’m not sure. I think I have trouble producing until I’m on a time crunch. I know I can do it. I also know I can do it as well, if not better, when I’m solely focused and working down to the wire. Luckily for me, that means when I sell and am on deadline, I’ll be doing good. Stressed, but good. Unluckily for my daughter, it means she’ll either fail or end up just like me, unless her mother gets her act together and teaches her good homework habits (and we won’t even go into the fact I was a teacher for nine years).

Are you a procrastinator or do you get projects done right away?