Friday, May 17, 2013


So I'm starting up the couch to 5k again. For like the 3rd time. It's a 9 week program that's supposed to have you running a 5k by the end of it. If and that's a big IF, it works for me, it will work for anyone I'm sure of it. I'm such an anti- runner. I detest it. Bike riding, walking, hiking- love it. Running? If feels like torture. And I Really don't understand when people say they love it. I have friends who run marathons and they freaking LOVE running. Either they are on crack, (possible, but not likely) or they are just Much better than me at it. Which obviously, they are, I can't run a blog without getting winded. And man I would love to be one of those crazies that love running. That would make me life easier/skinnier I'm pretty sure (okay fine, and healthier too) but I'm just not. BUT I'm going to do my best to complete a 5k without stopping. Seems impossible this week, but maybe in a few weeks it will seem doable. I'm signing up to run a 5k with a friend at the end of june (one of the crazier marathoners) and maybe by then I won't hate it? We shall see. Or maybe I'll give up in a week like I usually do because I hate it That much. Hoping that putting it on here will help hold me accountable. Today I ran early before Drew left for work, and it was my first time without running with the double stroller and 50 pounds worth of babies. And I've got to say, running alone vs. with a double stroller definitely sucked Less.

No school for Jasper today! Pretty excited about that. We had a fun morning out in the sun/pool/water table now T is napping, Jasper is playing and soon we will be heading to the mall for some summer clothes for J and lunch. So much fun having him home during the week! Makes me So excited for summer.

If you are one of the lovely anonymous commenter who came by last night because I commented on a post saying young children have no business drinking pop, well I stand by that. I don't even think adults need it (yes, I do enjoy a glass of pepsi once or twice a week and I wish I Didn't) but there's no reason why a 5, 6, 7, 8 year old etc. should be chugging pop. I didn't grow up drinking it except for occasionally on weekends  or a special occasion (and even that wasn't until I was at least 7-8-9 ish) and such a small amount, not like our society and children drink it these days. An IG friend was saying after her daughters T-ball game all the kids were handed coke cans, I'm shocked and sort of appalled by that.  A 5 year old who just finished a hot t-ball game (in the south, though that part isn't important) should be given water or gatorade or Maybe an apple juice or something, but a carbonated, sugar drink? No. Not necessary. And I completely get that not everyone will agree with me on this. And that's FINE! I don't expect everyone too, and I get that I Might be a little to strict on this, take last summer. We were in Iowa having dinner at my sisters house (who was childless at the time.) I ran to target across the street while they were making dinner, and when I came back Jasper promptly told me " I have ROOT BEER in my cup!" He knew it was a big deal. He even knew I wouldn't approve, which is why he said something I'm sure. I told him he could have one sip then I went and dumped it out. Did my sister think I was being too strict and overreacting? I'm sure she did. Did it matter? Nope. My kid, my rules. Did I say anything the very next day when we got together with my brothers family and his wife's family and her 3 and 5 year old were drinking pop? Nope. Not my children, none of my business.

I'm so excited for this weekend. Jasper has his Swedish class graduation, and trust me when I say this. It is THE cutest thing ever. A bunch of little kids singing in Swedish? Yep, I die from the cuteness. I'm sure I'll have a billion pictures to share on Monday. And maybe a recording if I can figure out how to get it on here. I'm super technology savvy if you hadn't figure that out yet.

I think that's enough of random babbling for now. Have a great Friday!

*If you leave a comment disagreeing with me it will definitely stay up. I have ZERO problem with disagreements and love a good debate (hello, high school mock trial debater here) but if you are going to come to my blog and Lie and use name calling it will be deleted. Don't need that negativity here, thanks!*


  1. Did someone leave you a nasty comment? That sucks! I agree with you though, pop is definitely not for kids. So unhealthy!

    I love that Jasper is going to Swedish school, I went to Dutch school every Saturday when I lived in Canada as a child. It was so much fun!

    have a great weekend!

    1. Thanks friend! Yeah super rude comment from someone who has never even been to my blog before. Thats so fun you went to dutch school! Good to practice :) do you speak English to micha so he will learn English also?

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  3. I called no one gross- I called chugging soda gross. And I 100 stand by that. If I saw my own 5 year old chugging coke I would think that was gross. I deleted the comment so crazies like you wouldn't come to my blog. I don't agree with her putting their pictures up, but not my blog so I didn't need to comment negatively about that. I dont go around finding blog to leave Negative comments on.

  4. I wanted to comment earlier on the anonymous poster but couldn't from my phone. I saw the coke post from GOMI and while I agree with what she was saying thought the pictures should have been left out. I also read all the comments, yours including and definitely knew you were calling the situation (kids getting a sugar high off of coke) gross and sad not the actual kids. It IS sad that this is happening. Why this Emily person would think that is beyond me. So anyway just wanted to let you know not all GOMI's are cray cray and not everyone took the post and comments like that. -S

    1. I've read some on GOMI before- when a favorite blogger was mentioned and I def. don't think they (you?) are all crazy and mean. Some? Definitely ! Some just seem to have questions they want answers and pointing out inconsistencies, but the down right mean, hurtful comments about people and their families? I don't get that. I appreciate your comment, and I'm glad you took my comment how it was meant. Sometimes things can get lost in translation online.

  5. Im sorry people suck! I've been reading your blog over a year and can tell you have such a good heart. Try to ignore mean/rude comments, they are just looking for a reaction and you are better then them!

    1. Thank you! And I definitely need to follow your advice, they are just looking for a reaction and it's not worth giving it to them.

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