My “Did Do” List.

My “Did Do” List.

Someone gave me a book when I was still pregnant. The book is called “The Rookie Mom’s Handbook: 250 Activities to do with (and without!) your baby“. I’ve been reading it monthly to get ideas for things to do with Nate (the authors, Heather Gibbs Flett and Whitney Moss have a blog called Rookie Moms).

I’ve done a few of the things in the book, like #28 for instance, which is to drink beer.

#8 in the book is to write a “Did Do” List. Instead of making a list of stuff you’re supposed to get done, you write down a list of things you accomplished in a day. Having survived our first day alone all day together, I decided to write my own “Did Do” list.

Things I Did Do Yesterday

dressed the baby
dressed myself
changed diapers
fed the baby
played with the baby
ate breakfast and lunch
made dinner
cleaned the bathroom (except for the toilet)
answered e-mail
responded to comments on Aiming Low
chatted with some friends on Skype
called my mom
made the bed
took pictures of Nate
went for a walk with Nate
cleaned the garbage out of the car
made formula
pumped breastmilk
wrote two blog posts
made a playdate for Tuesday morning

No wonder I was exhausted at the end of the day! Just exactly who am I trying to impress, anyway? Today I am taking it easy.

6 thoughts on “My “Did Do” List.

  1. Very impressed with your did-do list! In the book, one of my real "to do" items is STILL on my list. Five and half years later and I still need to update my married name with United Airlines.

    Keep it up!

  2. I should make a "did-do" list, my to-do lists are often so overwhelming and I forget how much I actually accomplish in a day…

    Thanks for sharing that idea!

  3. Wow! You are a whirlwind! I like the idea of a did-do list. Sometimes, my whole day goes and I feel like I've gotten nothing accomplished. Little tasks take up time and need to be done, but don't feel like accomplishments.

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