For those of you who don't know--and I don't know you could not know if you actually read anything I write--I struggle with social anxiety, crippling unjustified guilt, a whopping inferiority complex, a dash of impostor syndrome and maybe a little bit of OCD. A veritable stew of dysfunction.
I also thrive on external validation and words of affirmation. So when I do something that's considered "just part of being an adult" by most people, I find myself looking around expecting someone to reassuringly place their hand on my shoulder and say, "hey, Caitlin, you really did it."
That doesn't ever happen. Since I'm an adult and not 4.
But after reading Abby's post, I felt inspired to give myself some
Cutting my baby's fingernails with clippers without cutting them too short or cutting her skin.
Scheduling an oil change. 1000 miles over when I was supposed to schedule it.
Made progress toward buying Amelia a crib (she's still sleeping in a bassinet in our room).
Made a successful grocery store trip with Amelia and bought 3 days' worth of groceries.
Finished several projects for work, both when the baby was awake and during her nap.
Gave Amelia at least one 2-minute tummy time session each day for the last week.
Gave the dog at least one walk most days.
Folded laundry. Minus 10 points for not putting it away after folding it.
Finally bought fall clothes for the baby.
Entered and submitted my timesheet on time.
Washed our sheets after the baby threw up on them. Minus 10 points because Rob actually did this.
Ate real breakfasts and lunches every day.
Successfully maintained a dairy free diet (minus 5 pieces of cheese to determine if it was in fact milk causing Amelia's issue...it was) for 3 weeks.
So what do you deserve an award for this week?