so happy for you
eks - no, I dont think all families are that strung out; you are doing A LOT!!! I hope the run helps
Totally counts, super awesome!
RR: nothing. in the funkiest of funks, and Dh is out of town, and and ... aiming for tomorrow to get back in the saddle
NRR: yesterday was grueling. The Tri was fun and the rest sucked. Woke at 4am with DD2 [in my bed] throwing up. This went on for 2+ hours until we were packed and ready to leave for the tri (which I considered skipping for her but
). I put her in the car with a bucket on her lap, drove the half hour and got there by 7:30. Race started at 8:25. It was a small and well run event, so everything went without a hitch. The short story is that I dont know how my kids did time-wise. I didnt/couldnt keep track of times, as they started at different times (staggered) and I just had too much going on. I carried DD2 (45 lbs) on my hip, a pack on my back and my big ol' camera around my neck as I ushered the other two through all the starts and transitions (6).
The swim was a little weird as they started boys and girls separately, and then put all of each gender in at once even if that meant 4 per lane. The kids then swam in a circle; up one side of the lane and back on the other, in single file. The kids decided who would go first. Both kids were in the 6-10 group, so DS went off first, at the end of his line as he is slow, and he had a hard time on the swim. He veered onto the other, oncoming side more than once, and then there were the fast swimmers who needed to pass slower ones, so lots of swimming on both sides and near collisions. I didnt stay to watch DD1's swim b/c I went to the transition to help DS.
He is a crazy good biker, so I had told him not to worry about the swim and run, and to drop the hammer! on the bike
And boy did he. His bike leg was so fast, he got back before DD1 got out of the pool.
Anyway, they finished, and it mostly went well. I emailed the race director about the times. They had fun, and want to do the one at the end of the one Im thinking of doing in Sept. Now I might really have to
Dd2 didnt throw up anymore, although she did have two episodes of explosive diarhea that afternoon, that didnt make it into the potty. Good times. Then we went to a 4 hour birthday party at an indoor water park the kids have been dying to go to. It was a combo of the most obnoxious amusement park you have ever been to and a club, as in Clubbin'. There was a DJ, and the music was so loud I couldnt hear a word anyone said. It was awful. On top of which, I got in a near parking lot brawl when I was trying to find a parking spot. Seriously. It was also awful. Someone bold-facedly took a spot I was waiting for, and had been directed to by the driver of the car who left. I pulled up and said that was rude of you, etc. There were 5 of them and they all start going off on me! Calling me names. I both wanted to get out of the car and start throwing my fists at all of them, and wanted to bawl. I did the latter. I was so tired and hot and had been listening to my kids whine and botch at me and each other for two days and I was just so sick of people dumping on me. I guess. (Did I mention Dh is out of town?) Anyway, I couldnt really stop crying, even in water park. Finally we got home at 7:00 and I was able to eat something, and put them all to bed.
I'm encountering a lot of people lately who are lacking in the integrity dept. WTH. It makes me sad about humanity. Sometimes I just want to move to a cabin in the woods.