Next, when I returned and finally had a chance to read some of my comments I came across this gem from Robin @ Your Daily Dose and it made me smile. On a weekend when I was so exhausted and spent from the emotional roller coaster of the previous days that I thought a smile was impossible, this video she tagged me in for her Here's to you Thursday post did. She says it reminds her of me / my blog. What are your thoughts?
If you could have plastic surgery, would you? If so, what would you get done?
Yes, return my boobies to their original place of origin, some botox, maybe some ass implants, tummy tuck, lipo on my hips and butt:)
What laws have you broken?
Aren't they only technically broken if you were caught? So following that logic, I will admit to speeding & maybe a little reckless driving.
What is your quirkiest habit?
I hate even numbers ( so I do shit in odd quantities but at the same time I crave equality..its gets dicey sometimes), I refuse to drink out of Styrofoam cups ( the sound and feel of my teeth touching it wigs my the hell out), eat baby corn ( Because it creeps me out) and last but not least I count the letters in words as people are speaking when I am anxious ( don't laugh, I've talked to my doctor about it. Its an anxiety coping mechanism and its not uncommon).
If you only had 3 songs to listen to for the rest of your life what would they be?
This requires too much thought @ midnight but I will try...
Sweet Surrender by Sarah Mclachlin because it reminds me of my husband
Ottoman by Vampire Weekend because it makes me happy
Pretty Much anything that Keane has ever sung. I used to sing them to both my girls in utero and to rock them as newborns and that always makes me happy when I hear it.
How often do you have sex?
Well considering that I only get to see my gorgeous husband 3 days a week, it ranges from 1 to 3 times a week:)
Now to catch up on my Be a Better Parent Challenges . I will catch us up by listing challenge 13-15.
- In five minutes (and set the timer) which is one more reason that I love my iPhone I can set the alarm. I've done it when its time to come in from play so now I can use it when Mommy has to be done with her "thing".
- When the show is over ( basically when whatever I am doing is done within a reasonable time frame).
- When I'm off the phone ( why do they always insist on talking to me about nothing when I am on the phone? Seriously, is it in the kids handbook?)
I love this challenge because I know from experience that this really does work for me and it works wonders for my daughters' self confidence. Now, it's super easy to compliment your child when they do something awesome, but it's a little harder to remember to catch the smaller things - things that you might not generally notice but could really do with some positive reinforcement so that THEY KEEP DOING THEM!
That means everything from playing nicely with a sibling, responding to you after only one request - the simple things.The sorts of behaviors, actions, and reactions that often times go unnoticed because they are, in our grown up minds, small. However, they are not small in the long run and may actually be a big feat for a teething toddler to master.
For example; "I love how you're sharing your dolls with your sister." or "I really appreciate that you picked up your socks the first time I asked you.Thank you"
It's way more effective than telling them "no" or "don't do that" all the time.Plus, I get pretty tired of always sounding negative.I don't want my kids to think they are bad kids because they are always being reprimanded.
There will still be plenty of times where you'll be doing that - don't get me wrong, but catching them being good is a fabulous way to get them headed in the right direction
(your direction). Try it! - and tell me how it went tomorrow!
I suppose an easy and common one is the big Sunday breakfast - whether it's going out to eat after mass or making a big Sunday brunch at home.
Maybe it's a weekly game night or make your own pizza night where the kids gets to pick the toppings they eat for their own pizza and top it. Perhaps it's ice cream on Saturdays or a Thursday night dance party where you dress up and blast the music in your living room.We tend to like to have Slumber parties on Friday nights ( we do Manis and pedis , crazy PJ's, and popcorn) or Saturday night Rock band marathons.
You may even already do this, and if you do, please share. And if you don't, now is a great time to come up with one. I figure a part of better parenting is creating fun, positive memories for our kids, and something like this will do just the trick.Can't wait to hear all of your new traditions fro your families.
And I almost forgot