Losing weight is hard because in order to be successful you really need to have your family on board. You would think that they would want you at your best but sometimes change is scary. Bridget has told me before that she didn’t want me to lose weight because she likes me squishy… flattering huh?
In the midst of all of this blogging I had a feeling everyone was feeling a bit neglected so I took a day off to spend some individual time with each of them. But first I had to log into my grad class and say a little hello.
Penelope and Scout wanted me to say hello for them too.
Penelope is teething, has some sort of virus and has learned how to pull up (but not get down) so my morning was spenting bathing in drool and snot. Penelope likes to refer to this as “quality time”. I had promised Bridget that I would take her for an outing by ourselves sometime during her winter break so as soon as Brent got home from training people the two of us took off for the mall.
Bridget was so giddy to have me to herself! It was like a scene out of an 80’s movie. Click on the link, leave it open and come back to me to enjoy my lame attempt at a shopping montage.
Try not to get distracted by Cindy Lauper’s awesome street dancing like I did… where was I?
Oh yeah! The montage…
I’m hoping you can read and listen at the same time. (Pay attention to me! You can watch Cindy later.)
We did all of the things at the mall that we never take time to do. Like, try on sunglasses and let weird guys at a lotion kiosk show us how much dead skin is on our hands. (It was gross.)
We went to Lululemon and awkwardly stood outside and took pictures of it…
and then dreamed about actually being able to fit into their clothes. Technically Bridget can fit into them, which kind of breaks my heart.
But then she wanted to go to American Girl, even though she didn’t want to be seen going in because she’s too cool. This is her, “Oh no, she’s really going to take a picture of me” look. She’s in fifth grade, it’s so conflicting… kid? or tween? kid? or tween? We don’t know.
A little bit of both maybe? She wanted to hold my hand while we walked, so I’m okay with whatever she decides. We were having so much fun but our montage wasn’t complete without a picture of us giggling together and dancing in public. Bridget was absolutely terrified when I suggested we ask a stranger to take a picture of us engaging those activities. I was this close.
Then she got hungry so we got her a garlic pretzel dripping in butter. I took one bite and then suggested she eat it while we walked because it was getting to be pure torture. She wanted me to hold it while she was putting on her jacket and she caught me sniffing it.
“Mom! You can’t sniff people’s food! It’s creepy.”
It wasn’t long before we got a text from Brent saying that Penelope refused to take a nap and was screaming her head off so we cut the trip short and headed home.
I spent the rest of my afternoon at the dr’s office and continued to bath in her snot and drool while we waited a century to be called back.
I had made arrangements for Bridget to have a sleepover so that Brent and I could have some alone time. I wanted to make him a nice healthy dinner and have a glass of wine but when it was all said and done we were both exhausted. He picked up a Papa Murphy’s delight pizza and I changed into something a little more comfortable… if you know what I mean 😉
Seriously, it was my comfy ratty nightgown that he hates (but feels so good to sleep in).
Needless to say, I didn’t workout. I took two rest days. But as I’m typing this I realize that I have to hurry up and get ready because I need to meet a friend at the gym in 15 minutes! GOTTA GO!
5 thoughts on “Girls Just Wanna Have Fun”
Nina, you make me giggle every day. Terry and I are starting the Whole 30. I have a feeling there will be a lot of food sniffing in my future
Lovely! I can’t wait to do this with my girls, great post x
So cute! I remember the awkwardness of that age- It’s the beginnings of the dreaded middle school years!
And that pretzel. Ohhh dear. I want.
What a great day – minus the baby goo snot. It’s true that family does need to be involved or at least not neglected on our quest for fitter fitness. Thanks to Mark and my visit to Bodywerx this past summer, I’ve realized how fit one can get in a short amount of time and not have to spend hours in the gym or on the roads. Historically I’ve been a distance runner but due to chronic and running accident I’ve had to back off the mileage. I’ve also had requests from my 6 year old daughter not leave her as often on weekend mornings. I now appreciate the importance of girls wanna have fun trips to the mall, or being there to wipe noses and taking the dog out for an extra trip around the block. One of my goals this year along with getting back in shape is more family time and it can be done! We can still still smell the garlic pretzel, maybe a bite or two just do an extra round of today’s WOD 😉 Well that would be my let’s make a deal of the day. Enjoy!
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