The tv... ohh the tv. We are bad about leaving it on all day long. It's mostly just background noise. We play, do crafts, have our little lessons, etc, so it's not like I just stick the kids in front of the tv and ignore them, but it's still there, and it's still on. Grace didn't understand when I first started turning it off. I am slowly trying to wean the tv away. We have been turning it off a lot more, but not as much as I think we should... still working on that.
I get frustrated easily at the end of the day. In the mornings, I have the patience of a saint. Nothing can phase me. In the afternoons I'm pretty neutral, but close to bedtime, I have to remind myself that they are only little kids. I would never hurt them or anything, I'm just more quick to over react about things. But I have been taking pointers from Michelle Duggar. Regardless of your views on her lifestyle, that woman is SuperMama! She is my role model, and I am striving to have the patience and kindness that she is able to display. Needless to say, I still fall short.
I HATE cleaning. I love having a clean house, and I always feel relieved when the house is clean, but I hate actually doing the cleaning. Like right now, my kitchen needs to be mopped, and the kids' room needs to be picked up, but I'm procrastinating. My house is never filthy. I clean everyday. I just hate doing it, and because of that, some things get skipped... like mopping.
This one applies only to Grace... I cannot get that child to eat hardly anything healthy. She hates ALL fruits and veggies except apples. I have tried so many ways to get her to eat healthy, and I just can't. So we stick to the apples, and she likes key lime pie yogurt (which we get fat free), crackers, honey ham, cheerios, peanut butter and jelly (or sometimes just peanut butter sandwiches)... that's all I can get her to eat that isn't chalk full of sugar or deep fried. I have no idea what do aside from strapping her down and force feeding her, which I will NOT do. If anyone has any suggestions on how to fix this, please help! I ate lots of fruits and veggies when I was pregnant with and breastfeeding her, she had fruit and veggie baby food, and even ate fruits and veggies cut up as table food, but now she won't touch them :(