It’s time for me to take charge of my daily routines. I know I can’t fix Nicholas’s schedule until I fix my own.
For the first time since Christmas I got up in the morning when Rick does and I made his lunch for him to take to work. Lately, I’ve been rolling over in bed instead of getting up. I made that change today and I’m really proud of myself!
I may have snuck back under the covers and slept for another 3 hours as he was going out the door, but that doesn’t matter. I made a small change, a baby step really, that hopefully will lead to another and another and another and eventually I’ll achieve my goals for my own routines and be able to fully tackle Nicholas’s.
I also worked on geting our house cleaned and organized today. After having a cold, feeling horrible for the last week or two, and letting the housework slide, I picked up my cleaning supplies and got on with the some of the many many tasks at hand. This gave me another source of much needed pride.
Oddly enough, that sense of self pride in my little household accomplishments really has a way of boosting my self-esteem and happiness. It’s much much easier to be a lovely happy cheerful mom when I feel like I’m getting stuff done around the house, rather than drowning in all that needs to be done still.