had a bit of a food moment today. for the first time in a really long time, my belly decided to H-A-T-E me. and dude, I was at school. total suckage. anyways, as strange as it sounds, I often get bad belly when I eat too much healthy food. two days of oatmeal, couscous and steamed veg made for some unhappiness. the only thing that seems to fix it is gas-x and some junk food. for real. so I ate half a cheeseburger and all was well. so strange. so, since I am totally over on my points today, I am having THIS for my snack. LOVE the laughing cow cheese. two pieces = one point.
and I started on a multi-vitamin today. hoping to curb some of the general tiredness. that combined with my new bedtime plan, I am hoping I can get some sleep. the new plan, you ask? well, it's a combination of a bedtime schedule and a reward plan. both boys picked a prize and they are earning points to get it. they helped establish the plan and I am hoping that will then build some vested interest/buy-in into it. then we created a bedtime schedule. nate really helped with it; he is learning to tell time so I'm hoping this will help him with that skill. so far, so good. we are 15 minutes behind schedule because I ran to get some groceries right in the middle of snack time - grapes were needed! but, it's 8:50 and they are both in their beds. not sleeping. but not fighting with me. we'll see. I needed something to give, so I decided to look at this from a teacher perspective, not a parent perspective. I have no idea if it will work, but at this point [and since running away from home is not an option] I need to try something. I'll let you know if it works!