I think triathlons are messing up my running mojo. That, and I have road bike on the brain! I am GOING to run tomorrow. We have an endurance lake swim today at a lake that we can't swim out too far (not allowed, boat traffic, etc.), so it's like swimming long laps, and we can always stand (I find this less effective training, as I kind of need to be where I have to swim or drown in order to be properly motivated). Anyway, it is what it is. I have to bring the kids as my babysitter has bailed on us to go camping instead. So, they can play on the beach or swim in the very shallow part.
I love the star wars comments! DH insisted on playing the Star Wars, Empire, and Return of the Jedi for the kids while I was out of town once. I imagine the little two were just fine (blood thirsty little things that love good/evil battles) and the big one probably had a hard time with it. She is SO freaking sensitive! Seriously, Cars 2 was a bit much for her! She's 10! Anyway, they like to play Jedi amongst themselves (that and Harry Potter, but I won't let them see beyond the second movie!).
Geo - I think you TOTALLY deserve a bottle of wine if you make it through the summer! I'm sorry to hear about your nanny problems. I have had the same issue looking for the occasional babysitter! I haven't looked as hard as you have, though, but it is discouraging to hear that the lack of responsibility runs so deep! I would totally be up for that gig!!!
Real - You are going to do fine with the swim!!! I would say that resting at the end of a lap is totally acceptable. It's easy to stay out of the way there. But, I doubt you'll need it!
RM - What are you doing for the clean eating challenge? I SO need to do something! Of course, it won't be until after vacation, so beginning of August, but still, I need to plan!