Lucas Weekly : Week 39 {11/14/11-11/20/11}

Lately I've been thinking a lot about To Do lists.  I can't decided whether they're helpful to me, or harmful.  I feel like I have to have a To Do list if I'm going to remember to get anything done (HELLO, pregnancy brain!!), but then I feel like I become a slave to my list and beat myself up if I can't accomplish everything on it.  Not to mention that it becomes more of a To Do MOUNTAIN since I keep adding way more things to it than I can ever get done in a day, week, or month, even.

I love this Lucas Weekly picture because it reminds me of how simple life is for kids.  Luc must have spent 30 minutes just lining magnets up on the arm of the chair, then taking them off, and lining them back up again.  He doesn't care if there's a schedule to stick to, what's for dinner, or if he forgot to switch the laundry over to the dryer before bed.  He just lives right there, in the moment, enjoying whatever activity he's involved in at that time.  So simple.  I wish I could live like that.

Taken 11/16/11

35mm f/2.2 1/100 sec ISO 800

What do you guys think?  Is it possible to find the balance between keeping yourself on track with lists and not letting them control your life?