Monday, May 11, 2009

try try try

image via punditdad
Fighting a losing battle kind of a day. But I've not quit trying, and seriously, I'm giving myself points for that. Mr Renn and I are both feeling a little under the weather, so I was tempted to have a TV marathon day and try to "make up for it" tomorrow. But after 2 hours of hearing the TV on in the background I was about to lose my mind, so I kicked us all out of doors with some bubbles.

Oh bubbles.

A few temper tantrums and several layers of sticky slick later, we came back in, where I attempted to be a fun mom and make these. (I know, ew.... but fun!) While Sir O loved the process of making them, he has yet to try eating them. They are laying cold on our kitchen table. (I know, even more ew).
The Captain perked right into wakefulness just moments before Sir O's head hit the pillow for his nap, so I have managed ZERO productivity (other than keeping the kids alive). The apartment is teetering on the edge of being so messy I have to break down and ignore my kids and clean it. (Which I hate doing).

I've had a headache for almost a week. Normally I can sleep them off, so this is frustrating. Mr Renn and I are both achy and slightly nauseous and BLAH. Not prime condition for parenting.
You know what they say, if you haven't got your health, you haven't got anything.

How can we take better care of ourselves?

  • We can go to bed earlier. Granted, I take forever to fall asleep, but the sooner I start, the sooner I'll arrive.
  • We can eat more purposefully. Mr Renn loves him some snack food, but I think he loves feeling well better. (Same with me and my sweet tooth)
  • We can DRINK MORE WATER. Why is that forever hard for me?
  • We can try to spend more active time out of doors, even if it's just a short walk.

Most importantly, we can get on the same page about these being FAMILY goals, and not just my bossy suggestions. That's the order of the day, or of the FHE.

3 comments:

Crystal said...

I am always tempted to do the TV days, but they end up being more annoying that than the natural "feeling blue" kinda day! Urgh...it would be lovely to have a window filled home with lots of floor space and cleanliness huh?! But going outside and trying your best was a great thing to do!

Brittany said...

Feel better soon, and just rest! I loved the pics of you and the boys and you and your mom. What a cute idea!

Devon said...

Those hot dog things are awesome! I'm totally going to try that! And I loved your Mother's Day blog. You always put things so perfectly!

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