1. I'm going to make a new air freshener flavor. Not strawberries and cream, but strawberries and bleach. I had strawberries in the dehydrator the other night, and had just mopped the kitchen floor and man, I could have sat in there for hours just sniffing the air. It smelled clean AND yummy. The major marketing problem is that nobody would buy it but me. I'll have to figure that out.
2. I am going to make picture books of my kids during these years when they are all cute and little, along with stories of funny things they did and said. The genius idea is that I will make TWO copies of each. One for them to have and look at, and one for me to review when I want to strangle them (one day they will be 16 and 14, and I suspect my biggest problems won't be crayon marks on the kitchen floor anymore...)
3. I am going to be extra grateful to a very special mommy I know whose family is so dear to me it about makes my heart burst. Her kids are sweet and funny and have golden hearts, and when we are around them they are SO cute with my kids. How I love them, and to be with them! I know I have some trying and busy years ahead of me, but I have seen an example of how to make everything work and come out with a family still intact with tons of happy memories to sustain through the tough times. I remember my teenage years being hard, but I had no idea what I put my parents through. I'm starting to understand a little more now- and my genius idea is to be SO glad I have someone so close who I can learn from and be prepared for what's to come!
4. I'm going to stop at Albertson's on my way home from work tomorrow, and buy a box of donuts. If there was a Krispy Kreme in this tiny town, I'd go there, but alas Hostess is the best I can do for now!
See? I'm a genius. But I think I'll just keep being a mommy and a nurse while I wait for the White House to call me to save the world.