A few things I learned in March…
1. Getting up early changes my day so much. I will admit, it is super hard to get up early, especially when you have little ones, they already get up so early, and you are pretty much exhausted all the time. This month I have consistently gotten up at least an hour before the kids should get up, and it has really changed my days. Being able to read and workout before the day starts makes everyday so much easier.
2. I reallly love mentoring and teaching. I used to be a second grade teacher with full days of singing, dancing, and teaching, so I really enjoy teaching others. I’ve started offering mentoring and had a blast this month. Looking forward to another day of teaching in April.
2. Don’t go to a hair appointment after the dentist. Since I already had a babysitter, I tried to plan both on the same day. It was kind of hilarious…I had to keep myself from drooling through the entire appointment. Thank goodness Margo understands – she is pretty much amazing with my hair.
3. The endodontist is nothing to be scared of. (Yes, I had to go to both the dentist and endodontist this month) I had such a positive experience – I felt like it was better than getting a cavity filled. I have such an extremely hard time at the dentist- I do. I ask for a blanket and bring my headphones and listen to podcasts. (In case anyone else has a hard time going to the dentist also, those two things REALLY help me!)
4. Reading more makes me happy. This goes a long with number one, but man, I LOVE reading and when I’m trying to squeeze it in when the kids are awake, it just rarely happens. Books I read this month – Glitter and Glue, Make it Happen, and Ordering Your Private World. Any suggestions on good books you have read lately?
5. Planning more meaningful experiences into small pockets of time creates some sweet family memories. Michael started a basketball league on a weeknight..and if you know Raleigh traffic, there is no point in him coming home before going back to Morrisville. So, we planned meeting up at the Observation park at RDU to squeeze in some family time, and what sweet memories. I am not fighting traffic to meet him or trying to squeeze in gym time in the afternoons anymore, thank goodness, so this a time we can listen to the control tower, the kids can play in the sandbox, run, and enjoy time as a family. (And how sweet to see Harrison pointing to the sky the next day looking for airplanes.)
6. Even a one year old will pick out the marshmellows in Lucky Charms. We got a box of Lucky Charms for St. Patrick’s Day, and it cracked me up that Harrison only ate the marshmellows and ignored the rest.
What did you learn in March?! April Goals on the blog tomorrow!
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