Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Micro Management

"Self-discipline is a form of freedom. Freedom from laziness and lethargy, freedom from the expectations and demands of others, freedom from weakness and fear—and doubt. - H.A. Dorfman, The Mental ABCs of Pitching

DD did much better yesterday at school... I'm finding that she's NOT a self-starter and isn't self-motivated at all (which is frustrating for me, since I'm self-motivated to the extreme). She is thriving on having me micromanage every second of her day, while it's making me a little crazy. I want to be able to say, "Here's what you need to accomplish today -- go do it." and not "For the next fifteen minutes, I want you to work on XX and then next, pick up XX and read for ten minutes." Just goes to prove that our kids aren't mini-me's.

In any case, I got very little done yesterday outside of hovering over DD...

I ran to our local Tractor Supply Company yesterday to grab a couple things. They let us bring the dog inside (they have dog cookies at checkout ... Dakota doesn't understand why we have to shop before we get cookies. I always have to drag her past the clerk because otherwise, she runs in and plops down in a sit, drooling) and currently they carry live chicks and bunnies. Dakota is mostly puzzled by the chicks -- they're being kept in big, metal horse troughs and she peers at them. She LOVES the bunnies though and oddly enough, they seem to love her back. Yesterday, she stuck her nose through the wire cage and two of the bunnies hopped over and touched noses with her. There was no drama, no barking or fussing, just a little doggie / bunny bonding. It was very cute.

I wish DH would let me have chickens. And bunnies. And maybe a goat. *sigh*

I admit to being greatly jealous of Maria Zannini.


You Are a Bicycle

You are an extremely independent person. You have some loner tendencies - and you're totally okay with that.

You are an action-oriented doer. It drives you crazy to just sit around and ruminate.

You are a risk taker. You believe in seizing each moment and just getting out there to do your thing.

You are focused on living in the present. No one knows what's coming tomorrow, so you're going to enjoy today.

LOL... this is pretty much right on -- except I think about the future. A lot.



Dru said...

aaa, that must have been beautiful watching Dakota and the bunnies bump noses.

You Are a Hybrid Car

You're the type of person who likes to pay it forward. When you're kind to people, you mean it.

You are peace-seeking and even a bit of a hippie deep down. You want to make the world a better place.

You like to help and support others. You're always willing to do a favor for a friend.

You are predictable, stable, and consistent. You try to tread lightly and leave each place a little better than you found it.

This is accurate.

Have a good day.

Maria Zannini said...

LOL. I was lucky Greg was so amenable to letting me have my farm and animals. He loves building things for the homestead, so it's a win-win situation.

Angelina Rain said...

Aww, Dakota and the bunnies sounds so cute. I really want a bunny, and a kitty, and a turtle. . . But there is not enough space in my house for that many pets.

Brandy said...

Awww, wish we could have seen Dakota and the bunny together. It sounds adorable!
It sounds as though your DD is definitely going to like her school next year and you'll feel more peaceful about it, too.

I hope you're having a great day!

Tori Lennox said...

I wish I could have seen Dakota and the bunnies too! :)

Ceri Hebert said...

I told my husband that I want chickens. He gave me a look of pure horror. Okay, fine, they're messy. But I want fresh eggs! Doesn't matter anyway, we have no place to keep them here. But I like chickens.