February was definitely not the best month in our house. On the positive side, Anna enjoyed the visit from my parents even though it sort of coincided with her testing every boundary. Her behavior has improved once my husband was back from his visit to his family in Germany. The tradition of having both parents “readily available” is clearly extremely important to her. Every time when my husband is not at home during her bedtime she acts very sad even though I am usually in charge of bedtime routine. I introduced some modifications to the time we do spend together with less focus on academics and more play time, but I still can only give myself C since we didn’t do as many fun things as I hoped this month, and our routine was affected by travels and parents not feeling 100%.
I also felt that we didn’t spend as much time outside as we could have. There is only so many times we can go to the same neighborhood park, and we didn’t go anywhere else except very early in February. Lately my husband started to get his rollerblades and Anna goes out with him on her bike for a race around the block. Hopefully this tradition continues, but for now Time Outside gets C as well.
Due to travels, colds and low energy we did absolutely nothing in the area of organization, so this is definitely an F. I hope we will restart this work in March and catch up. Same F grade applies to my attempts to exercise and eat well. I haven’t exercised much in February and even though my weight didn’t go up, I feel bloated and not energetic. Of course, being sick is not helping matters – the only healthy thing I’ve done recently is sleeping a lot. I certainly hope that better weather and beating this never-ending cold will help me get back on track with my health goals.
One main goal for March is figuring out summer camps for daughter and our vacation schedule. Otherwise I am just hoping to get back on track with my 2011 plan.
I am linking this post to Monthly Goals hosted by Mama Smiles.