It's time for the weekly roundup of Mommy Points! Let's see how well I did this week!
Cut up leftover chicken and meatballs into cubes and speared it with toothpicks and added a plate of dipping sauces, resulting in a creative and attractive lunch for my children that also used up my leftovers: +7
The "dipping sauces" were just ketchup and mustard: -2
Engaged in a fun game with Nadav... +3 just for that.
...that involved me blowing up a balloon over and over (and over) and letting him hold it while the air phlbbt-ed out. +5. Did I mentioned the over and over and over part? +3 Till I got lightheaded? +2
Paid Yaakov a shekel to let Nadav play with a motorcycle that they were fighting over: -5, for not using the opportunity to teach about sharing, taking turns, blah blah blah.
However ... it wasn't an actual motorcycle: +2
(Seriously, this is the smallest, plainest motorcycle imaginable. It doesn't move, or beep or light up. In fact, its only attraction is He Has It. No points. Just mentioning).
Helped Ariella study for her Chanukah chidon, which meant I had to scan through 8 pages of very dense Hebrew about the history of Modiin and understand it enough to ask questions, and understand it even more to make sure she was saying the right answer. +7 because I attempted it; -3 because I didn't do such a hot job, especially when it got to the end, about various battles that took place here in 1948, and I just said to her, "You know what? Why don't you just read these last two pages and make sure you understand them. Okay? Great!"
Yelled way too much: -10
But didn't use actual curse words: +2
The children are alive, reasonably well-fed and not visibly filthy. +one meeeelyon
Yay! I won! My prize? Doing it all again next week!!
How well did YOU do this week?
Wearing My Grandmother's Ring
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