So the last three days have been crazy busy…..doing for my children. In fact, since Friday night I’d say I was entirely focused on them. Friday night we took them to Laser tag and watched as two little girls entered a room with 20 boys and kicked some major laser ass. Too much fun. Then Saturday was cheerleading, then the girls had a sleepover with two of their friends. I took them skating, baked cookies with them and fought off a headache from the screaming. Why do little girls do that? Sunday morning I made the girls favorite breakfast, took them to mass, then shopping, and finally dinner with my parents.
Truthfully, I forgot to even look at the challenges. So, let’s look at them:
Challenge 4 – Kiss your child while their sleeping
I did this every single night for the last 9 years and only in the last couple of months have I started to not do it as often. It wasn’t an intentional departure. It was more a natural progression. Like when your child gives up their blanket or bottle. It just sort of happened. It was time. Or was it? Now seeing this challenge, I’m wondering if perhaps I should start going back to it nightly, or is once is awhile ok?
Challenge 5 – Tell yourself. “She’s only 7/9 years old. She’s still a child”. Then treat her that way.
My seven year old is still very much my snuggly, little girl. It’s hard to treat her like anything other than a seven year old. My soon to be nine year old is a very different story. At times, she’s almost an adult for heaven’s sake. She’s articulate and wise beyond her years. Then she’ll turn around and have a melt down or doing something that is just so, so, LIKE A NINE YEAR OLD!! Gah! I struggle with this one because I know at times I expect more of her because she can be so mature and then feel disappointed when she reverts to actually being her age. I have been working on this one since Day 1 of the challenge when I read it. This will be a work in progress. Anyone else have this problem?
Challenge 6 – Bake, make, or buy them their favorite food.
I like cooking and baking so this really wasn’t a challenge. Feeding my family brings me joy. It’s my thing, what can I say? This weekend I made five trays of lasagna for my freezer, Slow-cooker Apple Sauce, Cinnamon Belgian Waffles and Santa’s Favorite Cookies. I’m fairly confident I attain this one three times a week.
How’s are you challenges going?