|Where are my chocolates?|
I have a ridiculous collection of bibs, including one for every holiday. It's the perk of having babies who drool a lot. You can't have your baby wear a bib that clashes with their outfit, right?
The weather here has been really mercurial. Yesterday was sunny and 60 so we went to the park after we picked up Faith from school.
|Spin me faster!|
Faith loves for me to spin her on the tire swing, but probably not as much as I love seeing her stumble around all dizzy when she's done. If it's wrong to enjoy the stumblings of a drunken toddler, I don't want to be right.
|Give me a "L"!|
Wouldn't it be nice to be as flexible as a toddler? I'd probably go back to yoga classes if I could be that bendy.
Cordelia normally sleeps the whole time when we're at the park, but not yesterday. At least she had her thumb to console herself?
|Why don't I get to go on the swings??|
Yesterday was a rest day from running, which was bad timing since it was beautiful outside and today was freezing and rainy. Faith was at school and I wanted to run during Cordelia's nap time and I figured I'd be lucky to get 5 miles (if I hurried) since she's been taking short naps in the morning. I hurried through 5 miles and the monitor was still quiet so I decided to go for 6...and then 7...and the monitor was still quiet. I got to 10.25 before I heard her first wake up noises! If you asked me "Hey, do you want to run 10 miles on a treadmill today?" I would have said "Uh, no that sounds awful", but it really wasn't that bad. The key is to just keeping thinking "one more mile", but then again lying to myself is the key to all of my runs. I often tell myself that I don't have to go fast and my time can be a secret that dies with me. That lie gets me running more often than I'd like to admit.
|Mommy, no one cares how fast you are except you.|
Since today's weather was cold and nasty, we had to stay inside and find new ways to amuse ourselves, like learning how to put socks on.
|I can do it!|
|This sock thing is stupid.|
|I got it!|
Yes, that's how my house always looks when the toddler is awake. She is mayhem in a 35lb package. Also, we haven't gotten rid of the dog. She is just always sleeping upstairs lately. The baby's noises seem to stress her out, so she hides upstairs and lays on my side of the bed with her head on my pillow. I'm glad she has a place to relax, but I miss not smelling "dog" when I lay down to sleep at night.
|At least it's my head on your pillow, it could be worse.|
Do you ever lie to yourself before you start a run? If I'm tired, I always tell myself that I just have to do 5 miles and I always feel better by mile 4.