Monday, August 9, 2010


I've been having some issues recently with my feelings of worth as a mother. Emily is in a tough stage (when ISN'T she?) and I end up yelling more than I should, getting frustrated more than I should, and not having the motivation to do all the fun things I'd like to do with my girls. So I've decided to implement a points system. Here is how things have gone so far this afternoon:

Got both girls down for a nap at the same time: +20 points
Didn't remember to start doing the 30 Day Shred until girls had already been asleep for an hour: -10 points
Remembered to do it at all: +3 points
Had to stop workout partway through the warm up to go put on 2 sports bras because my boobs were hitting my stomach during jumping jacks and making a distracting slapping noise: -5 points
Charlotte woke up 5 minutes into the workout: -2 points
I was already wrecked after 5 minutes: -5 points
While I was re-hooking my nursing bra, Charlotte pitched forward and bopped her face on the arm of the rocking chair: -20 points
Emily woke up happy: +10 points
Did wholesome activity with Emily and made good on a promise (made popcorn): +10 points
We were both still happy after completing wholesome activity: +5 points
Didn't burn any popcorn either: +2 points
Now we're watching TV again: -5 points
It's Dinosaur Train, so at least it's moderately educational: +1 point

So my baby is sporting a nasty bruise under her left eye and I am supremely out of shape, but I am up 4 completely arbitrary rating points so I choose to look on this afternoon as a success.