October 17, 2011
Weekend Wrap Up: Everything Is "Awesome" When You're 5 Years Old Edition
Abigail, my 5 year old niece, spent the night with us for the first time on Friday. My sister dropped her off around 7:00pm, which is usually her bedtime, but she ran around our house (literally, ran around our house) for about an hour yelling "Awesome!" & then fell asleep watching High School Musical 2, like you do.
Guess what I learned? Five year olds wake up REALLY early & not only that, they wake up raring to go like today is going to be the BEST DAY OF THEIR LIVES. We had a good 3-4 hours at home before we had to leave for the puppet show. I didn't really account for this, so I was unprepared to provide that much early morning entertainment. Luckily, it didn't matter because you know what else I learned? Five year olds can totally entertain themselves for hours on end with these 2 things: nail polish & Post-Its.
Abigail had never been downtown, so she was pretty blown away by the tall buildings & people out & about. When we walked into the Downtown Library, she came to a complete stop & said, "Awesome!". After the puppet show, I asked her what she wanted to eat for lunch & she asked me to take her to a "pizza parlor." No idea where that came from, but we went to Pie In The Sky. I dropped her off soon after that, much to her chagrin as she was assuredly planning on spending the rest of the day rearranging my purses & jewelry. Bless her.
Back at home, I laid down on the couch & slipped into a coma for the rest of the afternoon. Turns out, being in charge of a small human being for 24 hours is kind of hard. We loved having her though & can't wait to have her over again. My jewelry has never been so organized!
Jaime & I ran Belle Meade Boulevard. This is the longest I've run since last winter when I was attempting to train for a half. I think we ran 5 miles yesterday, give or take. We ran slow, but we ran the whole thing. I had to ice my knee when I got home, but I'm fine today. We'll see how it goes. I was up to 6-7 miles when I got hurt earlier this year. I'd like to surpass that, but we'll just see how my old lady joints hold up.
I spent the rest of the day lounging around & trying to finish THE LONGEST BOOK IN THE WORLD! I'm never going to finish this book. I've got 121 pages left, which will probably take me until Christmas. Oy...