2012 Goals - Looks like a B

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?!


  1. Sounds like you're doing well to me!

  2. You are doing great! And yes, fixing a hem totally counts as sewing!

    I've been meaning to blog about Goal 9. Glad to see I am not the only one thinking on how to do this on a practical level with toddlers!

  3. Hey a B in April is good! You've still got plenty of time to get to an A, and hey, if you don't make it there, well, a B is still really good! =)
    We are working on #9 as well...not getting very far though...
    And potty training before two...yeah....that's on our goal list too....yesterday Bri "told" me she needed to use the potty so I took off her diaper and let her try. After sitting on the potty chair for 10 seconds she decided she was done and RAN as fast as she could into her room where she proceeded to pee on the rug. Oye. I've still got a ways to go obviously! LOL.

  4. This is fantastic!! I think the fact that you have clearly defined plans for your kids is great. I have 'ideas' lol and general principles and so far it works well. Prayer is lovely when the get into it. Baby girl recently recited the lords prayer to us just because she wanted to pray... its lovely to see. I also like how you refer to museums etc as places that you pay for already :) love it!


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