In an effort to try to blog more, I googled some blog topics. Let me tell ya, there's a huge range of stuff you could blog about!! But I still find it hard to pick from the list I compiled. Also, I want to try to draw readers in to leave comments, and maybe even take the topic and move it over to their blog to post about it.
So please leave comments! And if you have a blog, feel free to take the topic and run with it!! I will try to work on an image or something for each topic with a link back. The picture is at the bottom of the page. You don't have to just post 5 bad habits, you can post however many you want. If you don't have a blog, leave your comments here. If you have a blog, grab that image and take it over to your blog.
Well, let's get on with it. MY (Danielle) worst habits:
Cussing---I cuss like a sailor the majority of the time. I try to watch my mouth around my kids...and kids in general. But sometimes something slips out, and I do genuinely feel bad when that happens. It's something that I don't give much thought to. The past few places I have worked, were environments where an occasional f bomb or sh*t was just part of our day. Am I proud of my mouth? Absolutely not! It's not something that I want my kids to pick up on and think it's ok because Mommy says it.
I guess on each topic I could delve into what I can do to fix these things. But for right now I'm just going to leave it as is.
Smoking---Most people know by know that I smoke. Once again, it's not something I'm proud of...but it's something I am addicted to. My car is a big trigger for smoking. I cannot get in my car to drive to work, without lighting up a cigarette. At my most recent job, I would take maybe 1 smoke break through the day, that's it. I do smoke after the kids go to bed at night. I don't like them to see me smoking and think that it's something that is ok to do.
Showering---Seriously, I will go a couple days without showering. I don't like to wash my hair every single day, and our bathtub is currently broken. So, there are days where I don't shower. Moving on.
Not reading my Bible every day---I was doing really well, and then I got sick for like a month straight and it got me out of the habit of doing it. I did read my Bible tonight and wrote in my Bible Journal. So I am taking steps to change that.
Not falling asleep as soon as I should...leading to me being awake all night--- Sometimes I still have so much running around in my mind that I just can't sleep....even if I'm feeling slightly tired. If Jacob has already gone to sleep, I can't watch tv in the bedroom because I don't want to disturb him. So mostly I will get up, make a pot of coffee, sit down with Netflix, and whatever I am crocheting....and sit there until morning!! I can sit there all night and crochet and feel really good until about 5 am. I start to lag about that time, but I know I have to stay up because the kids will be up soon. So, I just power through, and hope that I will get to take a nap at some point during the day. It really works out for me though, because I can usually power through a whole baby afghan in one night!!
Cleanliness---Here's another one that's going to make you guys think I'm some kind of filthy animal. But I have a terrible habit of just leaving the kitchen as it is when I go to bed. I used to be quite the opposite. I couldn't go to bed if there were dishes in the sink. Now, not so much. They can be there for days before I force myself to do them. I used to make sure the kids' toys were at least pushed to the edge of the room at the end of the day. Nowadays, it's like walking through a field IED's just waiting to break all the bones in your foot if you dare step on them!
THE WORST ONE---This is probably the worst one. I have developed a terrible habit of only looking at the bad. Like today...my kids got to spend time with their Nanny and Poppy and their cousins. I took a nap. When they got home I took them outside to color their Easter eggs. They had so much fun doing it. But then when we get back inside it's time for vitamins and medicine and bedtime. So let the meltdowns start. When meltdowns start, mean mom comes out. I feel like all my kids are going to remember about tonight (or me in general) was that I was a mean mom. So right now when I'm sitting here looking back and thinking about it....all I'm thinking about is how I ruined their night. And that isn't necessarily true. They had an amazing time dying eggs. They were so excited to tell daddy about them. I got to sit and listen to Lexi read to me tonight. I hid their eggs and filled their baskets. And I will do all I can to make tomorrow a magical day for them!!