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6/17/12 9:32 A

I would say put on a good set of headphones, strap her in the stroller and go for the walk/jog. It's only going to get worse for you if you don't buck up and deal with the temper tantrum. When she calms down enough, you can talk about the things and colors you see on the walk or maybe sing some songs softly to her.

ASHLEIGHLYNCH Posts: 48
6/16/12 9:00 A

I completely understand where you are coming from with it. My husband, while he may want to, can not wake up very easily in the morning and he isn't truely "awake" for a while so I try very hard not to wake him up in the morning to watch the boys. He is not a morning person and is very grumpy. That has always been my excuse, now I found an inexpensive gym with childcare so now my excuses are gone. Good luck with your excercise!!!

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6/2/12 11:20 A

I feel for you too, Kirsten!
For the first few years of my DD's life she couldn't stand for me to go anywhere without her. Her daddy was perfectly willing and able to care for her, but I felt like an awful mom whenever I would walk out the door so I rarely ever did. She's 7 now, and looking back, one thing I would change about those early years is that I would go out more and let her see that sky wouldn't fall, as hard as that is to do in the moment. She's fine now, with no separation issues, but I'm sure I could have sped up the process by letting her see that everything could be cool without mommy for a while. The rest of the family would have benefited by having a less cranky and frazzled me!
Mel

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5/29/12 7:40 P

Sorry if it offended you, but you weren't clear and these days it happens too often. Still, they could have taken care of your child couldn't they? I'm still confused as to why you couldn't workout since there were still two adults in the house.

Short story: My wife and I were not much into letting other's watch our kids, to us, they are the most important folks in our lives. One time though we decided to let her two sisters watch them as we went out for a quick dinner by ourselves. My sisters were in their twenties and our kids were around 3 and 5. When we got home we found her two sisters fast asleep and the two kids playing on their own. Needless to say, that was the last time we trusted them to watch our kids for many many years.

So I'm not telling you to just dump your kids with strangers or even with folks that you may not trust. But if you are going to leave them for ANY time period, someone needs to be aware of it and at the ready to take care of the children if anything comes up. So even sneaking out while you have two able adults in the house isn't very wise either. They need to be aware and ready in case the child wakes up or has any other issues. Sorry if this sounds like a tongue lashing, but be careful of how you tell the world of things like, sneaking out on a 2 year old. It leads to many negative thoughts. God bless

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LUANN_IN_PA Posts: 16,808
5/29/12 2:06 P

Your husband should be perfectly capable of taking care of her while you are out for a run.

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KIRSTENREILLY Posts: 15
5/29/12 12:37 P

To clarify, Husband and big brother were sleeping. (leave my kids alone, are you kidding me???? slightly offended by that) Was hoping to be gone and back before anyone woke up. I liked the idea of putting in a video instead.

K




Edited by: KIRSTENREILLY at: 5/29/2012 (12:41)
TAHERATEACHER Posts: 6
5/26/12 2:06 P

I'm with you! I've been trying to go jog/walking in the afternoon with her in a stroller - but she wants to walk, or push. When i just strap her in she screams the whole time!



JENMC14 Posts: 2,709
5/26/12 12:46 P

WHy waste the whole early wake up? Put on a Spark video or an exercise DVD and tell the toddler she has to let you work out. Give her a show or some toys. It's not ideal, but we gotta do what we gotta do.

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LUANN_IN_PA Posts: 16,808
5/25/12 11:03 P

Why "sneak"?

Surely whoever you are leaving her with can watch her for a while, right?

�We cannot change the cards we are dealt, just how we play the hand.�
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~ Art Turock

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5/25/12 10:33 P

Didn't you have someone looking after your little one? Your post almost sounds like you were going for a jog and left your child alone. I sure hope that's not the case.

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We can always find reasons to quit or not do what is needed to maintain a healthy and fit lifestyle. The trick is to fight this tendency. NOW SHUT UP AND SWEAT.

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5/25/12 5:47 P

I let DH take care of screamy toddler at 5 am..

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TOSHARRI Posts: 279
5/25/12 3:16 P

I feel for you - I feel like my whole exercise regimen has been drastically slowed (or nearly killed) because I have a little one that doesn't seem happy unless she's on my lap reading a story or getting into stuff that she shouldn't etc. We had very little of a Spring this year so now its boiling hot outside so its difficult to even get a bike ride or a walk.

I know its an excuse but sometimes its exhausting just getting home from work :P

KIRSTENREILLY Posts: 15
5/25/12 11:56 A

All set to sneak out for a jog this morning and 2 year old wakes up at 5am and won't go back to bed. Grrr... Will have to sneak in exercise after work somehow.

KR

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