Thursday, January 26, 2012
The kids goals have also eased homework and bedtime routines by making goals to not whine and do things the first time they are asked. (they make up their own goals by the way) which brings me to the funny parts. Cole is smart, a little too smart and he doesn't really want to leave his comfort zone. His goals are hilarious, he makes goals to do the chores he is already assigned. For example he has to feed the dog and the goats every day. He made this his week one goal, and was proud to report that he did his "goal" every day! Nice, he also made the goal to take his scriptures to church every week. Instead of actually carrying them himself he put them in Kallie's case and lets her take his scriptures to church. Seriously that kid??
Goal setting has improved my life as well. I feel like I am accomplishing more and am being a better person. However my goal a week or so ago was to get all the ironing done. I had just put the baby down for his nap and Cole was playing in the living room. I sat down on the couch to take a break for a minute and Cole looked up at me and said, "Why are you sitting here? have you done your goal yet? Don't be lazy Mom"! If he wasn't so cute (and right) I would've slapped his hind end. All in all I would say super charged dad was inspired, we are a much more organized and peaceful family at the moment. I sure hope we can keep the momentum!
Tuesday, January 24, 2012
Hagen is really something special these days! He is one busy boy and it truly makes my heart happy, but gosh it is a lot of work to clean up after him all day. He is the master of disaster. He says "mama" and "dada" and waves and claps his hands. The kids are trying to teach him some sign language but his is a little stubborn. He shakes his head "NO" if he doesn't want to do something. He is super fast, he can escape and crawl to the top of the stairs in about 3 seconds. He unwinds all the toilet paper in the whole house and plays in the toilet. He is a mess for sure but we love him lots and enjoy every second we are with his slobbery face and disaterous messes!