by Sarah Albrecht
Since going back to school in August, homework has crept into almost every crevasse of available time not already slotted for family, and even then it’s always there, hovering just outside the door. In spite of how long I anticipated returning to school, it’s been a big change.
In order to keep some sense of balance, I’ve set myself to doing Tiny Tasks—small morsels of other work or activity—that usually take no more than five minutes and that would otherwise be subsumed by the big HW.
In five minutes, I can:
--clean the powder room
--make two beds
--run the dishwasher or switch a load of laundry
--drop a note in the mail
--make my kindergartener a cup of chocolate milk
--write one hundred words