You’d think I would have learned my lesson by now. Charlotte does not have the attention span to get through much beyond a 20-minute kids’ show. I know this based on the two failed attempts at going to a movie. Mind you more than a year has passed since I tried it, but I recently took her to the chipmunks latest flick and a half-hour in she was ready to bail. Yesterday at a dramatic theater production of modern dance acrobats, same thing. We were out of there after the first of a number of dances yet to come. Oh, well. I am not going to force her to sit through something she’s no longer enjoying. But I hear about these parents popping in a video and their children staring at it for hours, never looking up. My two are not that way, though at times I have tried to use the tube as a quick babysitter! Neither kid liked Baby Einstein. The Wiggles have been a hit, but Thomas expects someone to stand by with the remote and fast forward through the talking parts. I don’t really picture all of us sitting down to an entire movie until they’re like 8 & 10. Upon leaving the performing arts center with Charlotte, of course the only ones heading for the door, I was pleasantly surprised to discover a grandma and her two grandchildren putting on their coats. We both agreed our little ones would not be able to last. We both felt good about our decision to exit.
Covenant RIPT, Week 4: Friday night’s class was the most intense yet. At one point we were lying on a raised step with resistance bands strung underneath and wrapped around each foot. You can imagine the inner/outer thigh work that resulted. It looked like a torture chamber set-up, but I got a better lower body workout than I could have ever done on my own. And guess what? So far 3 people have told me they can tell I’m losing weight. That’s a good sign!
Posted under Baby Thomas: Month 19
This post was written by Tara on February 1, 2010