Thursday, September 22, 2011
So, the standoff with the kiddo has ended. I could tell he was so uncomfortable with my silence. He would ramble about how cool fog looked and the traffic looked like it was backing up. Big clue...when an 11yo is lookin and commenting on traffic he has come to a wall and doesn't know what to do.
I asked him if he felt any regret. BAM! He started talking about how he was sorry but the words would get stuck. This is the second time he has done this. This is hereditary. Not on my side. *cough*justlikeyourfather*coug
h* So I told him to show it if he can't say it. He has to do SOMETHING.
He has been much improved in attitude and has done chores, homework, and been timely about getting up for school and practice. I'd say we're good for now. The hair thing? He still says he hates it but when I told him he was more handsome than most models...yeah, I caught him lookin in the mirror later that evening.
Yay parenting. :/
For me, it feels good to be settling into a groove again. Got in a decent jog, which I haven't been able to do in what seems like forever. Just a couple of miles, but time and short legs keeps the distances short...for now. My goal is to do the same ST exercises that my son does in dryland swim practice. My legs are most awesome! My arms...well...not so much. Still, it's fun to do some of the same stuff as him and he is funny when he tries to give encouragement. "I guess that's good for a mom." :P I'll show him.
This Friday we should be able to scrape up some time to get out to the wholesale nursery to get the trees we have planned for the front of the house. Then plant them. That'll be some good honest muscle work.
Food planning needs to happen before Saturday. The food this week has been a mish mash of what is there or fast fixes such as Subway or Chik-Fil-A salads. Need healthy grub readily available or we end up with recipe for disaster. Thank goodness for co-workers who bring smoked meat. Yum!
Okay, gotta run and pick up my supermodel, moody, tween. Ramble at you more tomorrow!