Day 2 was GREAT! The girls are excited about combining containers and we got together to make our shopping list and pick recipes to make. We are making a mess in the kitchen at all times but it’s totally fine!
YAY for them picking foods to eat and recipes to try!
I printed off the Eat the Rainbow trackers for my littles. They’re 6 and 8 and eat pretty healthy, but were excited to “track like Mommy.”
Here’s some things we learned from day 1:
Activity levels are really different than what we thought. One of my kids is considered sedentary, the other is considered moderately active. While I feel like they’re active, like the creator says, we often think the noise level means they’re active. 2 girls = lots of noise.
Because of the activity level adjustments, my kids are close to the same portions, but the little one actually gets a bit more than the big one, but she can’t totally handle it (More on that later)
Like their Mama, both my girls are healthy fat addicts. The big one tried to make her own lunch with the instructions to “combine a few colors at each meal!” She made herself a chicken slice/cheese stack. Hubby intervened when he saw how much cheese. It ended up being the equivalent of 5 servings!
The Little Bear has a very little tummy. She’d pick what she wanted to combine for each meal and end up being unable to finish it all. We will keep working on feeding her smaller meals more often, which is actually the way we should all eat to prevent stretching our stomachs out!
I used to be a one book at a time, start, read, finish it, kind of person. I think it’s the organized, check off boxes, kind of personality I have. It would stress me out a bit to have too many books started at the same time. This year, since my goal is to read 100 books, I’ve started being a little more relaxed about starting multiple books and having them all going at the same time. One book at a time would slow me down and take too long to get through.
It’s super interesting to me how the different books I’m reading tied to gather. Right now I’m reading Present over Perfect by Shauna Niquist and that’s really helping me focus on my inner drive to perform versus my need for rest. I’m also reading Growing Strong Daughters by Lisa Graham McMinn, and it’s making me think about how my inner drive and perspective is affecting how I raise my own two daughters. And then I’m also doing a lot of brain training with the Dana Wilde, and that’s making me realize that I need to focus on what’s going right, and not worry about what I need to be doing more of, more action to take. Finally, we are all listening to the Anne series by LM Montgomery, and it’s such a wonderful refreshing reminder of life’s important lessons and just a wonderful nostalgia. I’m glad I’m not going one at a time through books.