Monday, June 10, 2013
I know that I am not the only one who "substitutes" activities with the kids for working out. Sometimes it is well warranted and other times it is not. Today was one of those days that was definitely well deserved. I went with the kids to the zoo so I could test out my fancy new stroller that I absolutely love and adore and plan to devote an entire blog post to at some point. Summer has very much arrived here in Houston and it was stinking hot and humid. I don't mind the hot weather, what I do mind, is holding a 2 year old or a 7 month old in the stinking hot weather while pushing a stroller and keeping up with a very excited 3 1/2 year old. We walked much of the zoo and the girls truly enjoyed themselves with the exception of the last 30 minutes. Johnny was not handling the heat well and had to be held for a good 45 minutes while pushing the stroller until he passed out. MacKenzie happily trudged along while Keegan took turns riding in the stroller and marching alongside her big sister. At 1 o'clock though, they were done. Done! And in order to avoid a meltdown I needed to get the kids out of the heat and into the a/c of the car quickly. Johnny was happy in his seat, Mac seized the opportunity to take the other seat, and Keegan was left building an ear piercing wail to express her utter inability to go any further. Left with little else to do as I had pushed the kids to their limit, I considered my possibilities, and decided to throw Keegan on my shoulders and push that double stroller from the back of the zoo to the front. That counts as a killer workout for the day. I cannot tell you how many stares and looks I got as I wove my way through the other families visiting the zoo while pushing two kids in a stroller while balancing Keegan on my shoulders. This was definitely one of those times that I felt like supermom. I couldn't relish in it because of the cloud of doom looming over our visit, but I soak in it now...and in the bath I am about to hit to relax my poor little feet and muscles.