I come up with 2 activities a day for a hyperactive toddler. I do this 3 days a week, which I know is nothing compared to stay at home moms, so my hat’s off to you…..but I digress. For three months now, we’ve pretty much been limited to indoors due to triple digit temps. There are occasional trips to the playground before noon, and now we’ve added swimming, but most of the time it’s been way too hot to stick a kid outside. Mike is out of town and after our swimming lesson this morning, I decided I just couldn’t face the same arsenal of indoor activities for our afternoon. I decided we’d run errands after getting a yogurt. It was all downhill after the yogurt. I don’t know why I can’t get it through my head that the only store Jasper can go in without causing a scene and being “that baby”…the one where you feel sorry for the mom because the kid is freaking out so bad, is the grocery store. Anywhere else, it always ends badly. No details needed but when two Walmart employees need to help you get out of the store, enough said, and don’t even ask what I was doing in a Walmart…all of it is a long story. And, with temps getting up to 107 this week….I declare Summer the winner. I’ve tried to be positive and come up with creative, and low cost things to do indoors, with a toddler, who is probably the hardest age to entertain. I’ve been successful for 3 months now, but today, my energy and creativity were spent. After the errand trip from hell, I gave in and we watched Cars. Jasper was happy, I wasn’t in tears, and Pancake slept in her dog bed next to us. And who says tv is bad?
Anyhow, yesterday was a 15 miler. I ran a ways to meet up with Meghan and Frank, ran a good chunk with them and finished a couple on my own. Not bad for a really hot morning. Mike took Jasper on an outing so I could do Ashtanga, which is a killer after a long run. Sleep has been atrocious this weekend, as I was up at 2:30am Saturday and never got to go back to sleep (a long story) and today I got up at 3:55 because I had to be running by 4:15 (another don’t ask) and Jasper got up at 4:45 and stayed up. Fingers, toes, and anything else is crossed he does not do this again this week. I really, really want to go on my loopy around the block runs. I need that time to myself. I did manage to ride the trainer while he napped today….don’t worry that won’t happen often. I only could do it since I got the This American Life app, and I have every single episode at my fingertips.
Ok, time to wind down. I plan to try to be asleep before the sun is even down to gear up for single parenting week with HyperOwl.