Jun 23, 2008

Back to Reality

OK, enough gushing, time to get back to what I do best: bitter sarcasm. Let's start with this morning. For some reason I had a temporary lapse of sanity and thought this morning would be day #1 back on my workout program. I planned to briskly walk around the neighborhood, first thing in the morning. I would pack the boys in the stroller, Mia would ride her bike. In my mind it was going to be a glorious and triumphant return to fitness; it would be fun, invigorating, and the kids would think I was the best mom ever. (I'm not sure why I thought they would praise me for doing something so obviously intended to benefit myself, but whenever I do anything other than sitting them in front of the TV, I usually expect to earn some Mom points.)

So can you tell where I'm going with this? Should be pretty obvious. The kids wake up at 6:30 and get put in front of the TV. I try to sleep in, wake up at 9:30 to find they've strewn cereal all over the family room. Every time I try to sit down and feed Nate, things erupt into chaos. You know, things went the way I should have expected it to go with a new baby and 2 young kids. What was I thinking? Still haven't gone on that walk yet. (sigh) In the mean time, I've got some cereal to clean up...

3 comments:

Lindsay said...

Oh Donna, you make me smile every time I read your blog. First of all, what the heck are you doing trying to exercise already?!? It hasn't even been 6 weeks. After I had Carolina I was told repeatedly I had to wait six weeks to exercise and I enjoyed every minute of those quilt free days...you do the same! Second, it truly makes me feel better to know that you let your kids watch TV. I read an article from some high and mighty that kids under 2 should watch NO television and I was feeling terribly guilty for letting Carolina watch Elmo every morning. Thank you for bringing me back to reality. Third, I remember right after I had Carolina you emailed me and said you swore yourself to celibacy after every child. So, have you done the same this time? :)

Sara I said...

I was starting to wonder where that bitter sarcasm had gone? It's one of the things I love about you... but I have also been loving all the warm and fuzzy stuff you've been oozing lately... you know me. :)

LAURA said...

You always make me laugh, I love reading friends blogs. You can't post stuff like "exercise" and "new baby" together, it makes all of us feel ridiculously lazy. I don't recall you being all into exercise in college, what happened?