My parents arrived Thursday evening and promptly relieved me of all responsibilities. Ok, not really, but pretty darn close. Mom got the boys showered and ready for bed. Dad laid down with Shoo, Mom laid down with Jones, I got to go write an article I needed to write.
Friday, Dad replaced my kitchen faucet and installed a sprayer attachment. Mom, Shoo and I did some shopping and then Mom played with the kid while Dad and I went running. We did a nice 5 miles at a social pace. We averaged 9:45 on a hilly, windy run (I’m so glad I threw on a windbreaker before we headed out. Even if it was a 17 year old windbreaker with my sorority letters on it LOL). My hip didn’t bother me until we went up a really steep hill, so my problem is definitely the hills. Now I just need to find some exercises or stretches to help strengthen my leg.
Last night, I got to go out with the mommies from Shoo’s playgroup. We headed over to Dogfish Head where I got to eat awesome crab soup, drink a wonderful Chicory Stout, and gossip with some fun friends. Today, my mother has folded about five loads of laundry, cooked meals, and played with my kids. Dad’s been doing stuff around the house and entertaining kids. Me, I’ve been slacking in front of the computer with a cup of coffee. Tonight, Beer Geek and I get to go out for dinner BY OURSELVES. Assuming I feel up to it, Dad and I will run one more time tomorrow before they head home.
I’m so lucky to have such awesome parents!
7 thoughts on “Something else I’m thankful for: my parents”
That’s nice that your parents are there to help you out so much!
That *is* something to be thankful for. None of our family lives anywhere near us, so we never had help EVER when our kids were young.
you are lucky! My mom is far, and my dad is still not ready to be a grandpa, and my son is 10! lol
Ahhhhh aren’t parents the best? ;D ;D
Your parents sound awesome!
I’m glad you’ve been getting some help and well-deserved rest! I’m sure your parents also appreciate the chance to spend time with their grandkids (and daughter!), and if a little laundry/faucet fixing is the price they have to pay, so be it. 😉
I was thinking about the hip pain. I had the same thing for about 2 months, which also migrated to my lower back. I finally got it worked out but have to work on it almost daily. Some good stretches is probably what you need, especially after the marathon. That and self massage with the tennis ball. You’d be surprised how many hot spots you can hit with that.