You may have noticed the posting date on this post doesn’t reflect a date that is exactly 2 weeks from the original post’s date. That is because I recently went back in to edit some wording on the original. Rest assured it’s been 2 weeks since we set out to start our Intentionality Project: Family Morning Power Hour, and time flies people! It must be because we have three babies now, but time does feel like its moving much faster than it ever has before! More the reason to seize the day, right?!
2 Week Update –
ROSIE & PERFECT ALTERNATE UNIVERSE: Well friends, we started the Family Power Hour Project and it went off without a hitch! Everyone was happy and excited to jump on board. We did the routine every single day without fail. We are a perfect and awesome family that sets out to do something and gets it done exceptionally and right from the get go! 😛
REALITY CHECK: What really happened was, we started the routine on the start date we had originally set, and to my surprise it went fairly well the first couple of days. We even had a little cool happening on our very first day. A neighbor we’ve never met before drove by us while we were doing our family stretching session, before starting the power walk, and yelled sweetly out of her window “THAT’S RIGHT!! GET THEM STARTED YOUNG!” That was pretty encouraging! Besides that there was a bit of complaining from the boys the first day, more in relation to the clothes they were wearing to go out for the power walk. The first day we got them up and couldn’t find Oliver’s sneakers or Owen’s gym style clothes, so Oliver went with flip flops and out went Owen in his little over night batman pajamas… Velcro-attached cape and all!
Going on day 3, we decided for me to grab the O-boys and A-girl (Read About us) and go on a seriously impromptu 4 day road trip to visit my sister, brother-in-law, and adorable niece in Atlanta. I say “seriously” because I literally decided the night before at 5:30 pm (not like me to just go anywhere completely unplanned, but its good to have some spontaneity in life so I went with it). I packed for all 4 of us, and set off on the trip at 6:30 am the next day, with my mom and brother which were a great help (literally couldn’t have done it without them!), but without my seriously helpful other half. My littlest one is currently 2 months old at the time of this post, so needless to say it was a bit of a challenge to even decide on going without my husband, Joey. The trip was great! Couldn’t beat being able to give my little niece the surprise of having her cousins at her birthday!! When we got back, the 4 day road trip (8 hour drive each way) took its toll on this new, breastfeeding mommy of 3 with… did I not mention??… my little 2 month old. I felt pooped to say the least!!! It took me another few days to recoup since also upon our return we were pretty behind on home matters like groceries, clean clothes, pre school-start agendas, etc. All-in-all, we did the routine another 2 days during this last week. Also, point to note is that the routine did end up taking just about the hour we had planned, however it did go past the 7 am end time given that on a few of the days we had some parenting related delays. This is something we somewhat accounted for in our selection of that 6 – 7 am time block since we have a little flexibility until Joey has to be at work.
2 Week Summary: 4 out of 14 days = Better than fail, but not anywhere near where we want to be of course… and we haven’t seen our encouraging neighbor since our first day. She probably thought we fizzled out! Boo!!! 🙁
We’ll be resetting ourselves for a restart over the next two days. A reader asked if the power hour is expected to be done every day. Although the ideal scenario would be that the power hour is a daily ritual in one’s success-filled life, we ourselves have to keep it real in that we are still a young family with three little ones (5 years & under), so our aim is for a 4-5 out of 7 days success rate. The rest of the days, we would do our own personal power hour routines.
That’s it for now. We’ll check in over the next few weeks with an update on our Family Power Hour Intentionality Project.
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