February 26, 2010

Goal of the Week and The Picture of the Day

The cold hard, or warm fuzzy (depending on your point of view this morning) truth of the matter is, this week's "Best Mommy Ever Challenge" was H.A.R.D.!

I mean, letting them cook with me was easy. Crafting with them was... hard, but doable. But this? Smiling when mad or frustrated? It was just plain ole' rotten, stinkin' tough!

I probably scored a 5.32 out of 10 points.

While I wasn't perfect at it, it did help during the day. The kids have been a little happier and I have been a little more forgiving. But I failed so miserably at the end of most days.

When you're fried like a Country Fried Chicken wing, being all smiley at screaming kids is like trying to turn yourself into a low-fat grilled chicken sandwich with lite mayo.

I'm just now realizing that I'm hungry.

Once, when Savannah was being a little whiny pants, I looked down, took a deep breath and let out a smile. Next thing I hear is, "Mommy! Stop laughing at me!!" I have learned that there are and are NOT appropriate times to smile. I learned to turn my back and smile during those times.

In the moments I was successful, it helped the whole situation as I was more patient and slow to react in a quick and frustrated manner. It was awesome and I would have celebrated by eating chocolate, if I hadn't eaten it all already.

At the times when I failed, my challenge would always pop into my head and I would suddenly feel terrible. Sometimes I would apologize to my little monsters and other times I would go sit in my room and give myself a good mental spanking.

I think this will be one challenge I will have to repeat often. Maybe I'll try and do it one week a month.

But I am running out of good challenge ideas. I know I'm only three weeks in. I didn't say I was OUT of ideas, just running a bit low. I was hoping some brilliant mastermind out there would have some to offer me!


My Picture(s) of the Day

Now you know why I eat chocolate for breakfast.

The End.

And now your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to find a picture describes your life or who you are today. Write a little blurb about why and then link back here so we can all come see!

The linky is open for the week. Have fun!

13 super cool people speak:

Linda said...

I love naked butts on the countertops. They amke everything taste better! And I thought we were the only ones that stored our books that way!

Rene W. said...

These are the little things you will look back on and laugh when you're old and grey. Cute pics :) Thanks for stopping by my blog!

Fleur de Bee said...

TOTALLY Classic! My daughter takes off all her clothes and then asks if she can perform (sing and dance) for us. Needless to say we have had the Modesty talk early on! LOL!

xo Molly

Evelyn Perkins said...

A "metal" spanking or a "mental spanking"?? LOL! Either way, I think you're too harsh on yourself... Or at least that's what I want to say because I could copy and paste this on my blog. Haha! It would be SO HARD to smile through the book incident! I love this Best Mommy business you are up to. I keep thinking about doing it... I'll get back to ya'...Ü

Heidi said...

Wow. Those are...uh, classic? The first one makes me smile and the second makes me laugh. Especially as you then said "The End." Ah kids. What would life be without them? (Sane and boring.)

I'm NOT a VOLCANO! said...

Hahaha! I love the pic of the week. Naked kids just crack me up. (Not in a creepy way. A mommy way. I promise.)

MindyannaJ said...

Love your new title! I have an obsession for baby feet lately and your little ones have the cutest little toes and feet!
Love the pictures of the boys too! Priceless! What would the world be like if we all had the same inhibitions as little kids?

Evelyn Perkins said...

In that picture of my son, he fell asleep with his nebulizer(breathing treatments for his asthma) in his mouth. We've been recuping from sickness. THAT'S what my week is in a picture. ugh.

The Damsel In DisDress said...

Hahaha! Thanks for the big smile. I love your blog header.

Ma What's 4 dinner said...

Why do the boys always love to be naked???? Good to know I'm not alone out there. Thanks for making me smile...

Happy Saturday Sharefest!

Alex aka Ma What's For Dinner

Angel Day said...

When Jacob's future girlsfriends...ask to see pictures of Jacob when he was YOUNG...you will certainly have an INTERESTING COLLECTION for them to ENJOY!!!! (smile)

Amber said...

Um, yeah, that's my life everyday. With my DAUGHTER!! She is a busy one, that's for sure.

I think, though, she'd like to hang out with your boys. She loves climbing on top of our bookshelves!

Jocelyn Christensen said...

Hey I just found your blog! It is very cool...don't look now, though, I'm FOLLOWING YOU! Thanks for keeping it real! - Jocelyn


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