I learned something this week: Parenting is tough. I mean, I already knew that, but I didn’t know that. This little pint-sized human sure knows how to put you in your place and in the same breath make you feel like the most amazing parent ever! Allison is now at that age where she will repeat everything I say and it makes me stop and think, “Do I really sound this way to her?” Earlier this week she reached into my purse and grabbed my keys, and had her thumb right on the car alarm button. I turned and saw her, and reactively said “No!” and grabbed them from her real quick. It wasn’t a big deal, of course, but the last thing I wanted was for her to set off the alarm and scare herself. A minute later, she was walking around shaking her head and saying “No!” She definitely knows how to humble me. Time to start working on different ways to say things!
Two other major, positive milestones happened this week: We bought her a potty AND she’s trying to recite her ABCs! She’s started to express interest in the potty and I think she has an understanding of what it’s for, so we’re going to start LOOSELY training her. She’s only 20 months so I don’t have a lot of high expectations, but it’s good to give her a head start. So far nothing’s happened, but I take her seriously every time she says “Peepee potty?”. How old were your kids when you started potty training them? Please share with me in the comments below!
As far as her ABCs go, I haven’t really been practicing with her much. She has a few books with the typical “A is for Apple”, but I think her biggest motivator has been Ralph Covert from Ralph’s World. This girl is SUCH a big fan of his music, and would probably listen to him all day if she could. His song, Abby’s Alphabet Soup, is a huge hit, and she tries to follow along with the song as he makes the sounds of the letters. That’s about as much exposure as I’ve given her, but the other day she was playing and I heard her keep saying “A….B….C!” Looks like it’s time to get more serious about this!
How did I do on my goals last week?
Clean house for a party on Saturday: Like I said last week, most of the cleaning happened on Saturday! We got it done though, and we had a great time. Allison shared her toys most graciously and had tons of fun playing in the water.
Get back on track fitness wise: I did pretty good last week keeping up with MyFitnessPal, but will start doing it fully this week! I found that things work out better if I enter in all my food for the day in the mornings, before I even eat. That way I know exactly what I can eat and if I have any leftover calories to use elsewhere.
Goals for this week
Read for at least 10 minutes a day: I started out fairly well on this, but started slacking off due to video games, which is still fun, but I want to read too. I got a random book from the library I’ll try to read at night, as well as look through all the Kindle books I keep downloading for free.
Do 5 traditional push-ups every day: Is this a weird goal? I’ve only been doing push-ups on my knees, which is much easier, but I haven’t thought about whether I’ve had the upper body strength to do full on push-ups. Let’s see how this goes!
Organize deep freezer: Ugh, this one scares me! I have no idea what’s in there right now, and I need to find a better way to organize everything. I’ll work on this and take pictures for you all next week! Then we’ll see if we can eat meals completely from our freezer for a week. =)
What are YOUR goals this week? Share in the comments below!