I gave myself permission to be a big slacker this week. I wanted to be lazy. Sleep however long I wanted to, and basically do just about NOTHING! While Fedna was here I didn’t sleep well and never got a full night’s sleep without interruptions, so I was taking a week to do whatever I wanted!
However I also want to try to be a better mom now that it’s just the boys. I want to get a routine down so that when we have four kids I don’t lose it around here and can keep my act together when they come home. *Note to readers – I know I’ll go crazy when we go from 2 to 4, but I’m just trying to get my feet planted on the ground before they arrive.*
So this week I decided I was going to try and get up BEFORE my kids get up each day and be ready to greet them when they got up. You know that cheery, happy mom look. I want that! What usually happens is that the kids come in our room in the morning and we keep sending them back to their beds to read some more books until we’re ready to get up! Then when I get up I’m usually racing to catch up, grouchy and not ahead of my kids.
From Monday through Sunday I got up before my kids THREE days … so 3 out of 7 – not too good, but it was the first week! The days I did get up before them were AMAZING! Yes I was tired when I got up initially, but it was SO MUCH BETTER. I was showered and dressed. I had prayed and read my bible and drank a cup of coffee before I even saw their sweet smiling faces. I felt like I was more equipped for the day!
Another goal is to start running again. You see what I normally do is train for a race and get in good shape, then run the race and then quit running. It is so awful. I can’t ever stay in shape. I’m always getting back into shape! This week I ran four times. Two with kids and two without. The times with kids kicked my tail. UGH. Awful! So hopefully I can keep up the running!
I learned something really awful about myself this week. I learned that given the opportunity to do nothing and waste lots of time, I can do that very well. I wasted lots and lots of time this week. Nothing I can do about it now, and actually it was kinda nice to do nothing, but starting tomorrow a NEW day is dawning!!! This week I will try to be a better steward of my time. I will try to get up before the kids and be ready to start the day physically, emotionally and spiritually. I will also NOT get on FB, bloglines, or twitter while my kids are awake. It sucks me in and dries me out. Before you know it you’ve been at the computer for 40 minutes while the kids are running crazy! Not this week!
I’m also giving up cheese this week. Sounds weird I know, but seriously I can’t tell you how many times a day I eat a string cheese. Or at night I eat 2 or 3 slices of cheese while watching tv. I know, I’m a weirdo. So, this week NO CHEESE FOR SNACKS.
I think I’m trying to do LOTS this week. Maybe too much. I hope I don’t fail at all of them!
Here’s my goals for the week:
- NO cheese for snacks
- get up before the kids at least 4 times this week
- run at least 3 times this week
- NO fb, bloglines, twitter or meanless google searches while kids are awake!
wow lots of goals in one week! if you see my on FB – call me out!!!!
Any of you working on any goals lately?