So this week was not nearly as productive as I had hoped, but as Moodswinging Mommy pointed out to me I had a lot of goals. Let’s see how they paned out.
wakeup and hour before the baby so I can get some stuff done around the house calmly and properly, not rushed.
Yeah, not so much. Well to start out with MJ picked this week to decide that the morning schedule that had been previously working for her was bogus. We also had a couple of really bad teething/trying to crawl nights that made sleep next to impossible. So, my rating for achieving this goal is 2 out of 7.
keep up with the laundry
I kept up with the diapers. Does that count? No seriously, I was on top of the laundry until the weekend hit and then it just seemed so much more important to spend time with CableDad as he is so busy during the week. I said fuck it on the laundry pile. I’ll get to that when I put MJ down for her morning nap.
clean the kitchen before going to bed.
Again, I’d have to say that I wasn’t entirely successful here either, but I certainly made and effort. Maybe 5 nights this week I went to bed with a nice clean polished sink and clean counter tops. However, I kept thinking to myself as I was doing it, “Why the hell am I not taking this time to sleep?”
find the time to shower each and every day. (sounds gross, yes I know, but MJ is demanding and there is very little time in my day for things that don’t include her.)
I mostly did ok with this. On the days that I workout it’s not a problem. Everyone in the house wants me to shower. On days that I didn’t workout it was harder. MJ does not like to be left alone and taking her in the shower with me (thanks for that suggestion Jenn) didn’t quite work out. She’s not willing to sit still in a bouncy seat anymore and the tile floor of the shower is just too rough to let her belly crawl around. She likes the shower when I’m holding her, but neither one of us got clean that way. One morning I handed her to her father and said, “Here, Munchkin, Daddy’s going to watch you for awhile whether he wants to or not so I can take a shower and brush my teeth.” He was a little surprised, but didn’t argue too much. Maybe that’s what it requires, shocking him into cooperating. 😀
Go on a date with CableDad
Well, the necessary elements were there. We got my mother and step-father to come down to our house on Friday night so we could get out of the house alone together without the baby. Unfortunately, this did not lead to a date night… not unless you call practicing CPR on mannequins your idea of a date. It wasn’t quite what I had in mind.
My goals for this week? I still want a daily shower and I still want to go on a date with my hubby. Other than that I need to get to the post office to send out the CDs I’ve promised to friends. I also like the idea of waking up early enough to have to quite time to myself in the morning, but we’ll see how MJ feels about that.