Well, it has been a week since Thing One and Thing Two have started using their new "to do" lists. I am happy to report that it is noon on Saturday and once again ALL the "to dos" are done as well as some of the extra chores! My daughter was up bright and early this morning to ensure that she "called" cleaning the toilets. Never in my wildest dreams would I have anticipated that a five year old would enjoy this detestable chore so much. (Some of you may be wondering about the use of chemicals by a five year old. Rest assured, we purchased rubber gloves and she has no direct contact with the little pads that attach to the cleaning stick.)
Of course, this is not to say that we didn't have some bumpy days over the last week. We had days where the progress on getting things done was very slooooooooow. We also had a couple of days where tasks were checked off that, upon further investigation, were later determined to be incomplete. Sigh. This brings up a whole other area, i.e., LYING, which needs to be discussed in a separate post to properly do it justice.
I can also happily report that the dinner arrangement with hubby is going very well. We have had some scrumptious homemade meals in the last week including his fabulous goulash. I can proudly say that my children have not had peanut butter and jelly or cold cereal for dinner at any point over the last two weeks. Sounds like small potatoes to some, but this is a true triumph in this household!
And today? I will be working on my "Total Attention Challenge" (see previous post for specifics). We did have family movie night last night, but I'm not sure if that constitutes "total attention" since we were watching tv. The plan for today: letter boxing. It is a gorgeous fall day here in Michigan which gives us a perfect opportunity to take "The Beast" out for a drive.
The Beast is my husband's newest automotive acquisition, a 1971 Oldsmobile Regency Convertible. I'm not sure why, but for some reason we name our vehicles. Previous autos include the Java Car (a beat up Honda Accord that "winked"), The Beast 1 (a loud, rattly suburban with holes in the floorboards), Inez (my grandmas 1965 Corvair convertible) and the Mystery Machine (ala, Scobby Doo -- a baby blue Chevy Astro cargo van).
Anyhow, we will be hitting one of the local parks for a letter boxing adventure (for more on this see my previous post on letterboxing or go to www.letterboxing.org.
How about you? Are you participating in the Total Attention Challenge?