Saturday, February 19, 2011

I Wish I Were an Elite Sprinter...

Then I might be able to keep up with my kids!

The weather has been mild for the last several days. It's been great to get outside and burn off some energy. Miranda has done a little better about staying in our yard, rather than running off. So, I've had a few opportunities to get the shovel out and do some work in the garden. I generally have to drop it to chase someone every so often. When Miranda does run off, it has to be up the horrid hill in the back yard. I'll see her start sneaking up the hill, look back to make sure I'm watching, and then take off. So, I have to sprint after her. The workouts are probably helping work off all those Thin Mints we've been eating all week!

Of course, someone always does something to get in trouble while we're outside. So, I carry the miscreant up said horrid hill for a time out inside. Sounds like an oxymoron, doesn't it? It's hard for me to understand why they can't play nice, so we can stay outside a little longer. If you read between the lines it would say, "why can't they play nice, so I can garden a little longer?" Haha!