I have zero consistency when it comes to a reward chart/chore chart/marble jar/system for my kids. I am enthusiastic for a couple of weeks and then I get lazy and abandon it for my former, tried and true method of frustrated yelling.
But just because it doesn't work for them, doesn't mean it can't work for me.
I need a sticker chart. I need something to kick start my inert ass and keep me motivated. My mojo, I'ze lost it.
This morning I got Julia off to preschool and Henry down for a nap and walked into the bedroom to get on the treadmill. Instead, I got in the shower. I'm not even sure how it happened, one minute I'm looking at my shoes and the next thing I know I'm in the shower. I get dressed and think "I'd better fold those clothes." and then suddenly I'm sitting on the couch with a cup of coffee looking at Easter dresses online.
What I need is...a success. I have been piling up failures recently (half marathon in April? Yeah, no. No refined sugar for Lent? How about not between the hours of 12 a.m. and 6 a.m.?) and it messes with my head. What I need is to do something good, and solid, and mojo building.
Maybe I'll catch up on the baby books.
Maybe I'll scrapbook a page with pictures from Katie's play.
Maybe I'll organize my closet or clean out the attic!
The possibilities are endless! This is going to be great, I am really going to get some shit done around here. I am getting back on my training schedule and will once again be a running machine. I am going to whip this house and these kids and myself into tip top shape! I am BACK, bitches! I'M BACK!
Right after I have another cup of coffee.
2 weeks ago