Two rounds*; must be completed in five minutes or less. Warmup - Start yelling warnings that it's almost time to leave. Repeat until children move (rare) or there is seriously no more time. Pull long pants off child; work on mobility by avoiding kicks to the arms and face. Give pants to child to put in… Continue reading CrossFit Mom: Soccer Practice WOD
Also I do not have enough ice packs. I'm going to go out on a limb here and say that I haven't been riding enough this summer. But I went out on the trail and attacked it with the same speed and vigor as last year, though I didn't go quite 26 miles this time.… Continue reading I am pathetic.
We went to the zoo. Things happened. Observations were made. Bats are creepy. Paul thinks this is a matter of opinion, but I am here to tell you that no, it is not. It is a fact. Very, very, creepy. Eat insects, blah blah blah. They have hands that are not quite hands. Creepy. There are snow… Continue reading Notes from the Zoo
Acting on thoughtful feedback from yesterday's post, Paul and I talked to Elias a bit last night about people dying. We asked if he felt sad, and maybe scared, because Gigi and Grandpa Z both died. We got a nod. Me: Do you feel scared that Mama and Papa might die? E: <nod, with big eyes> Me:… Continue reading Update: When We Are Both Dead
Whose woods these are I think I know; I will not 'fess up right now, though.* Hi. You guys know how much I love this little punk, right? I want you to keep that in mind as you read the rest of this post. Because I cannot stand him right now. For real. He is being… Continue reading Help. Seriously.
This was waiting for me on the table when we got home from calling hours tonight. My sister (who had the children in bed and also gave me a neck massage, so feel free to start her application for sainthood anytime) informed me that Levi and Elias asked to leave it there so didn't forget… Continue reading Don’t forget!
It is nearly 1:00 in the morning, and I cannot sleep. I've tried all the usual tricks. I think it might be karmic punishment for saying, less than 36 hours ago, "I used to really struggle with insomnia, but I've been much better lately." So, so foolish. I am exhausted, but apparently not the kind of… Continue reading Sleepless in Sterling
Not intended as advice. Like, OBVIOUSLY. Monday sweep up a few toast crumbs and grains of rice under the kitchen table check kitchen sink and clear it out immediately perform quick check of bathrooms to verify they are still odor-free and there are no large globs in the sinks gently remind children to pick up the smattering… Continue reading Weekly Housekeeping Progression
Both boys are going to their first practice tonight, which means all this stuff is right now as clean as it will ever be again. They are pretty pumped. But here's my question: Can one truly be a soccer mom without a minivan? I don't think I've made it yet.