I hate unproductive meetings! I’d say I’ve managed to attend meetings that are useful 90% of time by simply skipping those that don’t matter to me. Still, there is a remaining 10% that I still need to show up. As I value my time HIGHLY, I’ve been thinking how to make those hours somewhat more productive. So yesterday I brought my pending crafting project (that I really want to finish in October) to the project spent an hour doing it while tuning in to the meeting. BEST DECISION EVER!
Oh… my new books, I started In Five Years, and so far so good.
Another new thing I started yesterday: reading TO the husband. I heard about this idea from a podcast and the women said it’s the best bounding experience EVER. The couple did for decades. I was intrigued by the idea as I love to read, I love to bound with my husband, i want to make him read (although he says he has technical/physiological difficulties to do so as his mind is so distracted by devises that one minute after he opens the book, he falls asleep), and I want him to join me to read some of the books that I absolutely love. So yesterday I proposed the idea to him. Obviously he’s not too excited about it as I expected (“what you read is too deep” his words), but I told him we will read 5-10 min only and it’s about parenting. I know… not super excited topic for a man, but I’ve listening to the audiobook and really loved it so I order the physical book to re-read it again. After dinner, Sofia was doing some piano homework so husband and I went our room, informing the girls to not interrupt her for 30 min. I read, husband listened, 5 pages, 15 min. I thought he was going to fall asleep, and was surprised to see his eyes open when I finish. Then, I asked how was it? to my surprise, he says good, but maybe you could read something in chinese, english is too hard to absorb. hahahaha…. I’d say that was a WIN. So excited to continue this tradition. 🙂 Maybe he’ll start to understand my parenting style a bit more, or at least appreciate it more.
Sofia was reading her comic book and suddenly asked me: why our family members have different last names?
“because we are special”
Sofia:” right, being different is being special“.
After we watched the short game:
Sofia: “this is really nice documentary, it is about perseverance”. “Now, I think Lizzy and I need to work on our attitudes”.
Lizzy during her tutor class she was pretending to be a girl named Sky who liked to play golf. She really got into the documentary and is looking forward to play golf with daddy 🙂