Thursday, July 02, 2009

How I ended up Drinking Sam Adams Instead of Working Out 2.0

(You can read version 1.0 here.)

I am supposed to be working out right now--doing lunges and crunches and the elliptical machine. Or, even better, lounging by myself poolside. But, instead I am heating up bagel bites and drinking Sam Adams (Hefeweizen). It was just one of those days.

It all started out fine, but then Becca did one of her famous Nap Strikes That Make Your Mother's Ears Bleed and screamed and cried for 2 hours instead. "I'm hungry! I'm thirsty! My boo boo hurts! I'm not tired! My boo boo hurts! I need ICE! MAMA! I need ice!" You know. The routine.

Fine, I thought. I will just load these rugrats up and head to the gym where I can drop them off with people more in the mood to deal with irrational small people. People who get paid (a lot) to do it. There, I will workout a while, then go out to the adult pool and swim and read in the sun and turn my chair towards the trees and not look at anyone. Ahhh. I can indeed survive this afternoon. Yes I can. I will come home, refreshed, and make a healthy chicken and whole wheat pasta dinner. Life is good.

Once I arrived, I realized I forgot my bathing suit. Oh well. I decided to just get started on my workout. Ahhh. Music is on. Life is good. For 10 minutes. Until I hear "Will Katie *last name* please return to the nursery?"

Game over. Baby is screaming uncontrollably.

So I did what anyone would do. I loaded everyone up and drove by the liquor store on the way home. And now, once we eat our bagel bite dinner, they are all going to bed. And I will have a few moments of sanity. Right? Riiiiight?


Andrea_Ben said...

I love you and your sense of humor!!

Tracy said...

Do they come find you if you don't answer? Just joking..kindof>>

sa_grammy said...

Since I visited, I have a complete picture of what happened and in what sequence. And what was Andrew's complaint?

Jen said...

Oh God. This is totally what is going to happen to me for the next 3 weeks. Trying not to hyperventilate here. I hope the beer was good. And that the children are ASLEEP.

sgtsharp said...

Do both,Katie, I do!

word verification "whinsey"

Erin said...

The best laid plans... blah blah blah.

It is the worst when your WORKOUT plans fall through. I mean, it's HARD ENOUGH to get motivated without the children completely clogging the effort.

The Quinn Report said...

I, too, always forget something on the days I REALLY need a break! I'm thinking I need a locker there.... with a flask stuck in the back to spike my beverages on days when I CAN lounge by the pool! Oh wait, its NEVER happened!

MommyK said...

Twice, the childcare people at my gym have come to get me. The second time, I was only ten minutes into my workout and had barely started to sweat. I couldn't help but think that they didn't try very hard. How frustrating!