Skip to main content

Working Out

Working out used to be my favorite time of the day.  I got up early - around 5:00 a.m and would lift for an hour.  It was peaceful and quiet and energizing.  Now that we have three children - working out has changed. What use to take 30 minutes has now turned into an hour. Due mostly to the fact that I have three boys hanging on me.  One of which has a question every 30 seconds about what I am doing - I'm sure you can guess that it is Finn. 

Finn waits until I decide to go work out to decide that he needs to work out too.  Try as I may, I can't  teach him gym etiquette . He jumps onto every piece of equipment that I am using the second I turn my back.  Everything I do he will ask - "will this help me jump higher?"  Jumping has become of utmost important to the Finnster.  To quote Finn, "if I am going to be in the NBA, I have to be able to jump high."  After fighting Finn tooth and nail for the chance to use my equipment I finally gave up and said Finn, why don't you work out your biceps.  He took a moment to think about it and said with grave sincerity, "oh yes mom, my biceps are getting bad." 

He will also ask me if the exercises I am doing will help him get "less fat."  I told him that he didn't have to worry because he wasn't fat.  He responded - "I know, I just want to get more skinny."  UUUGGHH. 

Sam is trying to make Will laugh.  It worked once so he does it all the time now. 

Oh and Nana, you will be pleased to learn the librarian at HCA read "The Book with No Pictures" to Sam's class last week at school.  I guess this means that "boo boo butt" is no longer off limits. 

In addition to "boo boo butt" the boys love to call each other a  "blue footed booby."  We discovered this little gem in Finn's library book.  He checked a book about animals - one of which is called the "blue footed booby." This particular bird has blue feet which he shakes around in a circle in order to attract a mate - Finn thought that was great!


  1. Yes!! An extremely conservative Christian School has placed it's stamp of approval on "Boo-Boo-Butt"! I am vindicated!!!!!!


Post a Comment

Popular posts from this blog


Finn and Sam give Will absolutely NO personal space whatsoever.  They are always in face yelling and grabbing on him.  For a few minutes he will tolerate it.

Then he gets mad and starts swinging those arms.  I have warned both boys that they deserve whatever Will dishes out. 

Last Thursday was Finn's field day.  He wasn't too excited about it because he didn't get to participate at all.  He was even more upset by the fact that he only came home with a "participants" ribbon.  I guess Finn expected to get a ribbon for "Best Score Keeper."

Surprise sickness

When I picked Will up from daycare yesterday, I was informed that several babies had gone home throwing up.  Thirty minutes later - Will threw up too - in the car! It was so gross and so smelly.  The boys were really upset. For a minute, I thought they would throw up from the smell.  Luckily, we were on our way to the dentist so they quickly forgot about Will's vomit and started panicking about the dentist.  You see, I had kept this little tidbit from them until right before time to go.  This spared me days of whining.

Oh, and Will just started eating carrots.  That is why he is orange. 
When he got to the dentist's office I took Will in to change him.  When I pulled his only spare outfit out of the diaper bag I notice that the "do not steal me" hard, plastic tag was still attached.  Perfect.  I decided that he would just wear nothing.  So he sat in my lap, wearing nothing but his diaper all while throwing up into a baby blanket.  It was a make it work moment.  And o…

Sleep Training

Since he came home from the hospital, Will has slept right next to me.  For the first few weeks it was on the air mattress. Then we moved to the couch. Then we moved to a twin mattress in the floor of Will's room.  It didn't take long until we permanently took up residence in the marital bed - thus effectively evicting Michael.

We NEVER let Finn or Sam sleep with us - Will was different story.  He was a bit needier that Finn or Sam.  We were able to put both boys in their own crib at around 6 weeks and while they whimpered a bit - we were both able to self soothe enough to go to sleep.  Will hated his crib from the word go.  Whenever we put him in it he would scream until we finally came to rescue him (his words - not mine).  The times we tried, he would scream for well over an hour without tiring.  It was exhausting. So, we let him win.  This is how he wound up sleeping in our bed for six months.

Now, I am not complaining.  I LOVED having Will next to me in bed.  We both sle…