I was telling my husband about how each week for the next 8 weeks in my strollercize class we had this challenge. Each week we had to give up something different. We give our instructor $20. Every time we have whatever it is we gave up we lose a portion of our $20. At the end if we don’t cheat at all we get our $20 back or we get back whatever is left after admitting all our cheats.
Junebug: “This week we have to give up every beverage but water. No coffee, milk, etc.”
Hubby: ”What else do you give up during this?”
Junebug: “I don’t know yet.”
Hubby: “I’m going to call your instructor and suggest you give up TV for a whole week.”
Junebug: “I rarely get to watch TV anymore anyway.”
Hubby: “Imagine what you could get done. I bet you could complete everything you have been wanting to do your whole life in that one week.”
Junebug: “Dork!” (What the hell does he think I do all day?)
Hubby: “You could make a life-size replica of the Leaning Tower of Pisa out of macaroni!”
Junebug: evil eye
Hubby: ”This week ambassador June got all the leaders of all the nations in the world to sign a declaration of peace in the shadow of her life-size replica of the Leaning Tower of Pisa!”
Sometimes it doesn’t pay to talk with my husband. I gave up lots of my TV programs since Baby Bug came along. I was watching Criminal Minds one day and she quit playing to go stand by the TV and watch. I thought “Ummm…nope. Not going to happen.” So now I only get to watch when she is sleeping which is when I have time to do everything else so not much TV gets watched. Did you have to give up some shows after your kid came along? Do you have a habit which keeps you from getting things done? What are you avoiding doing by keeping yourself busy with insignificant tasks? I’m full of questions today.