Since I quit my job (going on four weeks now! YAY!), I have tried to start exercising more. Well, this week, I had a new plan….a plan that Ethan would be a part of, because I can’t leave him at home alone. I decided to get up in the morning and put my workout clothes on right away. That way, I don’t really have any excuses. For the past two days, I’ve slept in a little later, put the workout clothes on, had some breakfast and cleaned up a bit. Then we’re off to take Ryley and Grace to school. As soon as E an I get home, we’re outside. Yesterday, we walked with him in the stroller, today we biked with him in the new bike trailer. I feel great, although my legs are like noodles right now.
Ethan is not such a happer camper. We’ve barely made it to the gate of our community when he’s asking to get out of the stroller/trailer, and demanding to go home. AAAAHHHHH!!! My youngest is really a little homebody. I felt so guilty. Here we are, cruising down the street, and he’s crying desperately to go home. Those huge crocodile tears were rolling down his face, he got the bike helmet sideways, and he was begging to go home. Poor little guy. I’m sure there are a million things he’d rather be doing than be party to my new exercise regimen. What’s a mom to do? I don’t have a gym membership yet, or I’d take him there where he could play. But I love being outside on summer mornings, before it really gets warm and uncomfortable. And I thought the fresh air and seeing mommy take care of herself would be good for him. A big “no go” for Ethan! Hopefully, he’ll get used to it soon. Tomorrow, we’re headed back to the Animal Park for our weekly visit. He’s already asking to see the lions and feed the ducks. At least then I know he won’t be asking to go home right away!