1.Â No t.v. month â€“ This is going very well. This week the toughest time was when we went to the library for the first time and the 5-year-old really wanted to pick out a movie. I let her pick out lots of books and she was fine. I’ve caught myself a couple times this week thinking it would be nice to veg out and watch some television, but then found something else to do (read a book, went to bed and sewed).
2.Â Make progress on our food goals â€“ We are doing pretty good on this. We did have fast food one night for dinner because we ended up spending so much time in the library that it was 5:30 by the time we left, everyone was hungry and I really did not feel like cooking. Other than that, I did do some baking, but that was zucchini bread and apple zucchini cinnamon muffins (I chose to leave the streusel topping off, less sugar). Oh, we did have chocolate chip pancakes for dinner one night. Really, this goal isn’t as measurable as I thought it would since it encompasses so much. I’m ok with our eating habits right now, with the increased veggies. Next week, the goal is no fast food and to resist this crazy craving I’m having for potato chips.
3.Â Be a better mom – I keep saying I’ll write a post about this, but when I go to type it, I’m having a hard time putting it into words. Really, it just comes down to me unplugging from life’s busyness and really connecting with my kids; me watching my actions and reactions very closely; and taking extra time to cherish my children. I want them to know how much they mean to me and that they are very important to me. I also want to make sure that we have a good relationship established before we head into the super fun adolescent years. That simply takes time and effort, time and effort that I don’t want to spend on something less important.
That said, how did this week go? Well, mostly good. I did have a moment where I was upset of something the oldest did (or rather did NOT do) and I snapped at the youngest. I did catch myself and apologized to her, fully explaining that I was upset over “this” and I took it out on you. She forgave me, but I still see that little face the moment before. Other than that, we did seem to have a good week. We did more talking (which is hard for me to believe since it seems like we spend most of our days doing just that), laughing and working together. It was good.