1. The sun is shining, finally! It's been a pretty nasty rainy time up here lately, and my treadmill has gotten way too much use. I appreciate having it as an option, without it I wouldn't have been able to continue my running streak. Strangely, the kids don't love riding in the stroller in freezing rain. Who knew?! So I've resorted to hiding upstairs for a boring mile or two every evening once they're in bed. Which then leads to taking a shower at 10pm. Which means I lose a great amount of snuggle time with hubby. And we all know that I won't wake up early and get it done then. So upon seeing a shining sun beaming through the window this morning, even if it did cause the toddler to jump out of bed way peppier than I wanted to deal with this morning, I was full of anticipation. So after some errand running today, I really hope to get us out there and enjoy the chilly sunshine. They'll have blankets and gloves, and I'll have running shoes and a huge smile (and some other stuff, of course).
2. My daughter grew up a bit more yesterday--she got her ears pierced! We had been talking for months now about how we'll give it to her as a 5th birthday present, and she reminded us constantly. Well, yesterday she woke up and said she dreamed she got it done. And so she demanded it happen. That day. Period. She even went as far as saying it could be in place of a Christmas present and that she would clean the living room for it. Clean. My child offered to clean. Honestly, she had me at the dream part, because I want her to always follow her dreams. I didn't complain when she offered to clean, though!
So, we get there, and things suddenly started getting real. I'd been warning her that it would hurt. Hubby even said I was "trying to scare her out of it", but I was just trying to prepare her. I know her, and she can be a drama queen. So I wanted to fully disclose the discomfort level of the experience. Well, apparently I didn't do a very good job.
There was only one employee there, so the manager couldn't do both ears at once. So we did the first one, and all hell broke loose. Kiddo cried for a few minutes, then locked up. She said that it didn't even hurt anymore, but she remembered how much it hurt at first and wouldn't do it again. I told her we could leave, and she cried more. So I told her she could get it pierced and she cried more. And we went around that ride for a good long hour. Seriously, a flipping HOUR of crying and full-on psycho fit. I got punched by her and I've never been yelled at more in my life. I felt like a truly horrible parent, I just couldn't make her happy. Then finally she let the lady do it, cried for five seconds, and was then over the moon. She said it was awesome and was all smiles. Like the demon had been exorcised. At least the boy was happy. He had a poopy diaper in horrible need of changing, but he was happy. So yeah, that sucked. But she's so in love now and we're just pretending none of that ever happened. But there will be NO second holes until she's old enough to go by herself!
|Happy kid, sunny day, crappy phone pic|
So there's my three totally random Thursday musings. Oh, and I'm hopefully getting my PiYo instructor training in the mail today!!!! I love sunny happy days!