The thing about setting goals for the year is that the goals are always a yardstick at the back of my mind. 3 months after I set my 2012 parenting goals, here's my report card:
Goal 1: Introduce the girls to at least one new vegetable every month and share the winning recipe. We've tried potatoes and mushrooms and celery and even drank our avocados.
Goal 2: Continue with regular monthly development posts with less focus on the physical data. I need to practice writing all the new things the girls do down. By the time I write the post, I only remember half of what's new.
Goal 3: Potty train the girls before their second birthday. I laugh at the ambitious twin mom that wrote that. The thought of trying to potty train twins scares the "potty contents" out of me
Goal 4: Learn to sew. Well, I got some needle and thread and fixed the hem on a pair of pants that needed fixing since 2010. Plus I bought a sewing machine 2 days ago. Does that count for something?
Goal 5: Learn the basics of early childhood education and the Montessori system so that I can create a mind-nurturing home for my babies. Hmmn! I'm learning a lot from other mom blogs but haven't done any more formal learning.
Goal 6: Start weekly excursions to paid-for-by-my-tax-dollars places like free museums, libraries, farms etc We've visited a rock museum, the zoo and an indoor playground. None were paid for by my tax dollars though
Goal 7: Implement the divide and conquer weekends - Daddy takes one baby, mommy takes the other and we have one on one time. We've had a few days like this; totally unplanned and impromptu though and never the whole day. Just for a few hours.
Goal 8: Teach the girls manners. The girls regularly say thank you at home and in the daycare now.
Goal 9: Incorporate Christian and biblical teachings into our daily life. Haven't moved past the nightly and occasional morning prayers yet.
Goal 10: Get the girls familiar with Yoruba language and Nigerian culture. I don't always remember to speak yoruba with them but they do have these really pretty ankara dresses thanks to grandma. That counts for something
I think my GPA would put me somewhere in the B range. I can live with that. I still have 9 months to go right?!