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Monday, July 09, 2012

Moms Go Running

This evening, after Caleb had gone to bed, I found Norah in the kitchen getting two cups of water from the fridge.  On the counter, she'd already gotten out a bag of microwave popcorn and "the popcorn bowl." 

"What are you doing?" I asked her.

"I'm getting water and popcorn ready for Daddy and me," she told me, continuing with: "We're gonna play cards, eat popcorn, and watch some TV."

"You are?  Well, that sounds like fun," I told her.  "But what about me?  What's Mom gonna do?"

"Ummm," she paused before saying, "You're gonna go running."

True dat.



I stuck around for 2 hands of Old Maid, and then I changed and headed out for my 4 miler.

Since I'd been home all day with the kidlets, and was feeling a little worn, it sure was tempting to hang out at home, watch some "Annie," and munch on some popcorn, but I always know that a run will serve me better.

So, I left them to their Daddy-Daughter time, and 40 minutes later, I returned home sweaty and satisfied.

6 comments:

ajh said...

Great story! Glad to see you back.

Shellyrm ~ just a country runner said...

I love when the kids start just knowing mommy is gonna run!

Elizabeth said...

so cute.

Carolina John said...

Nice! It's great they let you get away like that. our kids hold on to mommy for dear life.

Anonymous said...

So happy you have returned to blog land! I have missed you...and your running/mommy stories! Huge motivation for me to get out there and run as well!!! Thanks!!!

Fair Weather Runner said...

precious!