My two major goals for the week didn't seem connected: quit the afternoon caffeine habit (via Coke) and NO TV AT ALL. It's 4:27pm on Day 2 (did I mention that already) and I'm CHUGGING a cup of java. If bending the rules was a super power, I would be... uhhh... Superwoman (I don't know many super heros). Word to the wise, SAVE YOURSELF and stay on caffeine if you decide to break the TV habit (for yourself too, sigh).
There were quite a few TANTRUMS on Day 1 from the Hazelnator. "But I want to watch Go Diego Go/ Super Why/ Blues Clues!" "No, honey, we don't have a TV right now" *cue crocodile tears and fling self to couch*. Only having Netflix TV has the non-commercial perk, but it also means that to Hazel, every show is available every minute of the day.
There have been NO TANTRUMS today, but I'm about ready to start the crocodile tears and fling self to couch. Oh sweet Lord, I'm worn out!
We have increased our book reading, enjoyed puppet shows (which consist of the toddlers feeding my puppet and the puppet saying "YUCK" which they find HILARIOUS. I missed my calling in life... they make me feel like the best comedian who ever lived.), played with toys that have been ignored and invented a few new games.
I have high hopes for Day 3... which hopefully doesn't culminate with me hiding in the bathroom watching Netflix on my laptop :) NO, I can do this!
Here are my inspiration:
Hazel and Logan (with whom I'm lucky enough to spend many week days with). They are delightful