Wednesday, October 01, 2008

Procrastination

"Procrastination is a type of behavior which is characterized by deferment of actions or tasks to a later time.  Psychologists often cite procrastination as a mechanism for coping with the anxiety associated with starting or completing any task or decision.  Psychology researchers also have three criteria they use to categorize procrastination.  They believe that procrastination must be counterproductive, needless, and delaying.

For an individual, procrastination may result in stress, a sense of guilt, the loss of personal productivity, the creation of crisis and the disapproval of others for not fulfilling one's responsibilities or commitments.  These combined feelings can promote further procrastination.  While it is normal for people to procrastinate to some degree, it becomes a problem when it impedes normal functioning.  Chronic procrastination may be a sign of an underlying psychological or physiological disorder."   --- Wikipedia


Ok, yeah.  I'm guilty.  I am seriously procrastinating.  Considering that I am MOVING to another state next week, you'd think I'd be busy packing rather than blogging.  Alas, I just haven't been able to get myself to focus on the task at hand.  I HAVE gotten some boxes packed... just not as many as I should have by now.  :-(  So, now that I know I'm a chronic procrastinator, I guess I should be seeking professional help before it reaches the level of impeding my normal functioning.  Gulp.  

Anyone out there like to pack?  Wanna come pack up my house?  Or, you could come watch the ridiculously adorable duo so that I can actually pack.  Hmmm, there's a thought.  ;-)  I did get some help from the lovely, Tia Claudia, on Monday.  Poor thing drove down here from Long Beach to help me, after puking her guts out all day on Sunday from food poisoning!  She didn't tell me about it BEFORE she came down though... I'm not THAT selfish to let her come help after being so sick!  I did enjoy her company though, and got a lot more packed up during E&O's afternoon nap than I would have without her assistance.  Thanks Claudia!

Other than moving, things have been pretty low key.  Ezra has decided the easiest way to avoid eating something is to let the bite of food just sit in his mouth, mixing with saliva and liquefying until it all drools back out.  Let's just say that the last week has been a wee bit frustrating... I know the kid's got to be hungry!  He's taking his bottles just fine, and sometimes has a bite or two of food before deciding he won't eat it, what's up?!  I've tried all stages of baby food, table food, different flavors, etc.  If I push it and keep trying to give him food, he'll often give me a look of frustration and then throw up whatever he's eaten.  I'd be worried... but other than this he seems perfectly normal.  Any thoughts?!  I'm ready to poke my eyeballs out at this point!  It's a bummer too, because the new habit seems to be rubbing off on lil' miss Livi.  Oi!

Ok, lunch time for the peanuts!  Ta ta for now!

6 comments:

Eric and Tara said...

Sounds like he may be getting some new teeth in. That is my guess. Although, Malak has never refused food in his life, I have heard that when they don't want to eat for long periods of time it may be because their little gum are sore and there may be a tooth on it's way in. YAY!!

Jocelyn said...

Pacey was the same way with eating when her top two teeth came through:-( Poor guy!! Now get packing!

habeshachild said...

oooh I HATE packing. Hate it with the white-hot heat of a thousand suns. You have my complete pity.

And I think Tara could be right about the teething. Although he could also be experiencing reflux, which can really bother kids when they eat - has he been checked for that?

Orange Girl said...

Well, I am a total freak and actually like packing. (Unbelievably I like unpacking even MORE- I know, I know, FREAK!!!) So feel free to send me plane tickets and I'm there. :)
I'm with the others on E's eating. Isa B definitely goes through stages where she barely eats. For her, it's usually when the teeth are doing their deep moving, so you may not see any teeth right at the surface ready to pop out yet.

Katie

JourneytoFamily said...

Hey, we have one of those chipmunks too... that like to store the bite in their mouth for long periods of time. (Seamus)

Hope you get your packing done!

Julia & Brad said...

How old is he again? Was he eating solids (so to speak) before this?

Michael didn't want to eat solids until about 9.5 months. Our ped said not to worry, when he was ready he would. And of course, he did.

We do have days though, even now at 15.5 mo, where he barely eats solid foods and other days where he barely drinks his bottles. Then he goes back to normal.