Health: A for exercise. In week two I was discouraged by an ongoing injury. I decided not to let that stand in my way and do what I could. After all, my legs are fine! So I attacked exercise with a new attitude and feel great! Not only am I happy with fitting some exercise sessions in, I'm proud of myself for not giving up. Diets a B. I did get caught on the treadmill with a beer in hand. If he didn't want me to drink it, the husband should not have bought it!
Kids: B We did have one rough night (see Family Friday.) But the practice of listening more and playing games is going well. I often hang out with my kids in the TV room. I don't want to watch what they are watching, I just want to be near them. This week I was reminded that they just want to be near me too. A little one joined me in the basement and we took turns with the weights and treadmill. Better yet, she chatted the whole time.
Husband: B I still could have done better. But I have figured out how to stay up past 9PM. Any guesses? Did you read Health and Kids above? Who knew 15 minutes on the treadmill would wake me up? We used that time to play a game of his choosing. Scrabble. I have serious issues spelling and he always beats me at it, but he had fun!
Spending: I may have to be excused from this one for the week. It's my 16th wedding anniversary and we are celebrating with a special night out. Not bank account friendly, but it does count towards the Husband goal, right?
Bonus: Advocate for Dyslexia: This week my daughter was crying about a teacher telling her to try harder. Imagine trying your best to the point of frustration and watching everyone around you pick up a task with ease. Then someone says to you - "try harder." It is so dispiriting. The child thinks, but I am trying as hard as I can and I still can't get this. I must be stupid. There is a prevalent misunderstanding that these kids aren't working hard enough, or just need to focus more, but that's not the case. Their brains are different. This is one of the many reasons I want to be a voice for these precious children.