Tuesday, August 03, 2010

August's Habit

This month is going to be a busy one with vacations and camping (camping does not equal vacation) in our near future, and so I've decided to go easy on myself because I can promise that no completely new habits are going to be formed. So I am officially revisiting one of my earlier habits that has gone by the wayside. We'll just call it a habit spit-shine.

My cute friend Marisa decided to try and take on this habit and reading her blog post made me excited to make it a habit again. Back in February I promised to make sure that every night:
  • all toys are put where they belong.
  • dishwasher is started and ALL pots and pans are washed and put away.
  • our little coat station is all cleaned up.
  • our kitchen table and counters are clear.
I've heard that people refer to this as "putting your house to bed." Isn't that a great way to think about it? My little house has been having a fitful rest every night because I have let it go to sleep pretty dirty some days. Back in February Charlie couldn't even crawl and she wasn't eating solid foods at all. Now she is throwing food off her high chair for fun, emptying my kitchen cupboards to hear the different sounds the pots make, and keeping collections of rocks in her toy box because, man, it is fun to suck the dirt off them! So it has become quite a new thing to get the house in order every night and I think I need to put a little extra effort into it once again. Wish me luck!

P.S. I really enjoyed July's habit. I got quite a few things done around the house during the week, and hopefully I will be posting some of the results soon!

1 comment:

Marisa Jean said...

Yay for your genius. I seriously love having my bed made and the dishes done. It's made a world of difference in my life. Thanks for the inspiration!