Some days my kids make it perfectly clear why I’m a runner…
- before we left for camp yesterday, Jones had already lost a few privileges because he couldn’t keep his hands off of his brother
- we are nearly out of food because taking both boys to the grocery store is one of the forgotten circles of hell
- Jones is attending a camp this week that includes playing in the stream each day. The description made it sound like they’d get their feet wet. Jones has been in the water up to his neck every.single.day.
- Thanks to that camp and Shoo’s camp, my house smells like wet tennis shoes and stinky boys. (At least it’s been cool enough the last couple of days to open the windows.)
- “hugs” on the metro ride to the Smithsonian Folklife Festival quickly led to hitting and biting
- Shoo is in a biting stage and I haven’t figured out what his “currency” is these days
- Overheard in the car on the way home from the metro – J: “You’re a big fat meanie”. S: “I’m not fat.” (There was no protest about the tag of meanie, sigh.)
I was already halfway down the yard on my way for a run by the time Beer Geek got out of his car after work. I ran an easy four miles in 38:54 and it felt wonderful. That certainly made up for Wednesday’s horrible 3.5 mile run in beautiful weather. By the time I got home, I was no longer considering the merits of duct tape versus velcro.
Don’t forget – last chance to get in on the Ryders giveaway. Also, if you want more info about today’s adventure, head over to my review of the Folklife Festival.
23 thoughts on “Life with Kids”
Hasn't the weather changed? It was freezing here yesterday! But the hot weather is on it's way back.Funny post although you may not have been laughing! Running certainly does help with stress!
Kids do make life interesting:) Especially little boys….God bless them!I hope that you and your family have an excellent fourth of July weekend!
I don't have any kids, but as a teacher, I can only imagine!
Sounds like you really needed and deserved that run! Glad it helped clear your mind a little!have a great 4th!
I don't know how moms who don't run stay sane. Running is escapism at its best!
OMG… that sure made me laugh! When my kids were younger, I would always feel so depressed the first day of summer vacation that I had to take them all with me to do the grocery shopping. So many distractions! And now tht they are older and could actually help, I couldn't get them to come with me for anything. One of life's little ironies! Your boys sure are cute 🙂
hahahahahaha! I am only laughing because I can totally relate….especially the grocery store being the "forgotten circle of hell".Nice job on the run!
I have always believed in the virtue of duct tape. They just did not have a lot of velcro around when you were younger. Why do you think I took up running? As you get older you do not need children to provide little pains in your life. Old body parts take care of that all by themselves. Love you!
hahahahahahha. sorry to laugh at you, just so glad i'm past all that.
Running certainly gives you the energy to keep up with them, but it is also a welcome sanity break!
I love this post. Especially the "meanie" part. I'm sure my kids have had that conversation too!
This post *almost* makes me want to run home right now and have kids – *almost*!J/K – you sound like your having fun – go ahead and admit it :)Enjoy your 4th of July and I hope you get some good runs in with the cooler weather!
I can only imagine all of the camp smells. At least they are enjoying time outside, right?
LOL! The grocery store with the kids being the forgotten circles of hell totally cracks me up because it's so true and I've only got one kiddo!
AHHHHHHH – I'm with runnergirl. I don't know how moms who don't run stay sane!!?? prozac maybe?! 😉
Thank goodness for running! I don't have kids but work with youth. Living in a house with 10 teenagers got me back into running a couple of years ago!
Got to love our kids … things do get easier (or different?) as they get older 🙂 … I now like to take my shopping with me because they're actually very helpful!Nice work on the run 🙂
LOL! I have been in that forgotten circle of hell called grocery shopping with kids one too many times this summer. have a great weekend : )
I second duct tape.All I can say is I feel ya sista! Hope you have a great weekend!!
Well, at least the weather's nice :). Have a great 4th!!!
Yay for cooler weather! It has been blissful here lately. The folklike festival looks like fun – I love stuff like this. Silly boys! And, yuck, on the biting stage – hope you find a solution soon!
taking both boys to the grocery store is one of the forgotten circles of hellGirl – I agree 10000% on that. I'd rather pull my toenails off with one of my hubs' tools than take both of mine to the store.