My daughter brought the counting/letter jar home from preschool the other day. Our job is to fill it up with 12 items from around the house that start with the letter N. The first things that came to my head when I got to brainstorming:
Noodle (nothing to do with the theme above)
Thinking of these words in themselves are just fine. Normal. Not worried about where my mind is. Obviously we didn't put anything in the jar to represent the first three words except possibly a nipple of a baby bottle. The not "normal" part of all this initial brainstorming was the fact that I felt the to tell the sweet preschool teacher all about the first N words that came to my mind. She giggled politely as most people do when they don't know how to take me. Good thing we have a good relationship and she knows me pretty well.
We did manage to gather up a few N items to meet the 12 item criteria but I usually end up printing off pictures from computer for these sorts of things.
- My flu symptoms are almost gone. Yippie. Just in time for my 12 miles with 7@ threshold tomorrow. I thought that run was today but was so relieved to find out that I have another day to recover from this nasty bug.
- I've been running really slow and easy this week so that my body can conserve energy to get well. I also haven't had a ton of choice in the matter...my body has just TOLD me that I'm running slow and there is nothing I can do about it. But my run this morning told me that things are looking up.
- I woke up several times with the number 7:2x in my head and dreams of marathon strategy. Still not sure what marathon pace I'll shoot for. I might just shoot all strategy to the wind and run with my heart. This is what I do best anyway. My heart will probably get me further in Boston than my head anyway. Having a pace band and marker on my arms telling me numbers and data for various splits might just make me think too much and I already do that.
- My 2 year old son won't stop saying the word "stupid". I need to just dig out my parenting books and deal with it the right way instead of making it worse with my lazy parenting choices lately. I've been reacting in all the ways that I've always learned NOT to. I've totally given a load of POWER to a silly little word. And I have one power hungry 2 year old boy that is using his power in any way he can. Ha! He is sick and grouchy so that has something to do with his stupid swearing.
- I'm "fake pooping" again so that I can buy a few minutes on here before heading out to preschool. I think I'm about to get caught. More on the "fake poo" later...this is a real strategy in my mommy belt. It buys me a considerable amount of self time. And honestly, the bathroom isn't so bad of a place to chill.
- I have a chiropractor appointment in about an hour. Regular adjustments have been a very important part of my training this time around. I always feel better afterwards and my stride feels so much more natural.
Okay, time is UP!
1. What N word items from around the house can you think of if you had to do the counting jar for preschool?
2. Do you have a 2 or 3 year old boy that likes the word "stupid"? What are you parenting tips for putting an end to this without giving too much power to a word?