Friday, October 05, 2012
It has been an interesting year so far. I have been blessed. It has been a relatively good year. I am grateful and thankful for my kids, family, healthy and friends. I cannot believe it is going to be Halloween soon. My kids are lucky this year. With being so frugal and saving my tax money for so long, we are able to do things this year that we never get to do.
this year we are going to the zoo and have fun there. We have already went back to the amusement park for Halloween festivities.
when we first started going in May, my son was 37.5 inches tall. Was not able to ride much except a few little rides. Then in August when we went, he was just a touch under the 40 inch mark which would have opened a few more rides for him. Then we went last weekend, he has surpassed the 40 inch mark by about 1/2 inch. He has grown 3 inches this summer. I want to say something to that WIC nurse who told me that my son was almost fat. Yeah okay, now his height has caught up to him. He is only 2 inches shorter than my 4 year old daughter (almost 5). He weighs the same as her, has the same shoe size as her. He is a very big kid, but not fat by any means. And my oldest daughter who has started gaining some weight this last year seems to have lost some. She even said something to me the other day about it. I'm glad for her. I am glad she is doing it in her own time and own way without me having to say something. The only thing I told her one time was when she complained about something not fitting. I simply said, if you still want to fit into it, then just lose a few pounds to get into.
Anyway, I looked at her this morning and she has probably lost 10 pounds.
My 4 year old is excelling in preschool. She simply loves it. i knew she would love it once she went. She is learning so much so quick. And I love that she has that structure now that she didn't have at home. And she brings what she learns home to her brother. He is 2 and is counting and talking in complete sentences. I figure getting them some flash cards, he will be very excelled once he goes to preschool in two years. Personally, I think in two years time, he will be ready for kindergarten, but age wise, he won't make the cut. I think it should be based on readiness not on age alone.
I have lost a few pounds over the last week or so. I can tell the difference in my clothes. I started walking again. i love the cooler weather. I am also doing zumba on the days that I do not walk.
I am doing my parenting classes again. one 6 week course and a once a month for 6 months course. I have been doing the 6 week course for 3 yeras now and the other one, this is my 4th time around. EVeryone keeps asking me why I keep taking them. Well, personally, I'm not perfect not am I a perfect parent. I use these classes to get tools to help me be a better parent. To be able to knwo that there are others out there as well. I can alwasy brush up on different tools to help me out. Every year I learn something new based on what ages my children are. I enjoy them. And the kids like coming too. They get to make crafts and learn the same things I'm learning.
two weeks ago, I decided that I was not going to buy anymore diapers for my son. I know he is only 2, but he knew when he had to go. He just knew that we were not following through and he would just have an accident just so we would put a diaper on him. So two weeks ago, I told him no more. After the first accident he asked me if I was going to put a diaper on him. I told him no. He had to clean his own mess up, put his clothes in the wash and get new clothes. I was nervous because I didnt' know if dad would be on board. it is easier for him to just put on a diaper, but at the same time, he complained about having to change him. So, I got him on board. A few days later, we hardly even have to ask him if he has to go. He goes himself. He has been dry at night as well except for a few nights. He just needed to know that we were serious this time and we followed through. He is so proud of himself as well.
Anyway goals for this month:
1. eat when i'm hungry, stop when i'm full.
2. walk 3-4 times a week.
3. praise my kids for being who they are and doing what they do
4. love my husband
5. love myself
6. lose 5lbs
7. try to be less judgemental on others and myself
8. try to take a deep breath before yelling at my kids
9. be a better parent
10. Love God