Today, I’m going to shake things up a bit! I’m getting a little crazy! I need to make some changes so I’m starting here. Just a couple of simple things really, but it’s long overdue.
First, goal #1. I need to be nicer. That should be easy, right? I think I’ve gotten out of the habit of being my normal darling sweet self.
Each night at dinner we ask the children, “what have you done nice today?” This hasn’t been entirely successful. My oldest girl, Dani, will often scramble to give someone a hug before answering, “I gave a hug.” While my 2 year old, Mase, usually tells us about who he hit that day–but they’ll get it eventually..I hope.
So, I’m going to set a better example for my family. I’m going to start doing my additional nice thing for the day too.
On to Goal #2. I’m a stay at home mom, who should probably get demoted, maybe even fired when it comes to keeping my home organized. Baby #4 is not an excuse anymore. Right now I would cringe at the thought of someone looking behind almost any closed door, cupboard or drawer.
So, I’m going to organize at least one thing a day (Sunday excluded). I know truly organized people do much more, or maybe less, because they’re so organized, but for now–baby steps.
My plan is to stick with it for a year, but I’ll start with a month and when I’m successful I’m having a celebration dinner (only for the organizing–I probably shouldn’t get a reward for just being nice) with my husband at a restaurant of my choosing, within our budget. I haven’t mentioned this to my husband yet, but how could he not celebrate such an uncommon event.
|My husband–extra handsome as he unloads the dishwasher|