Here he is assuming the role of Baby Godzilla and tearing a piece of the train track up.
And then trying to eat it.
We are on the brink of a whole new game around these parts. Our days of playing a game or building on the floor while baby looks on from his designated blanket are dwindling rapidly.
I tried to strengthen my muscles tonight by attending a Hot Yoga class. I think I may have left half of myself in a puddle of sweat on the floor. I have been attending a class once a week for the past month and a half or so and am really enjoying it.
Although I always have to force myself out the door to go rather then collapsing with a good book or a TV show (I have a really hard time being productive after the kids are in bed ) I am always so glad that I did.
It also helps to have a supportive Mr. who will finish up the bedtime routine with the kiddos while I slip out the door so that I make it on time.
He's so good like that.
But it's about more then just my muscles getting stronger. As much as I love staying home with my children, I need to carve out that little bit of time to do something that strengthens my non Mommy skills. For me, I find this in exercising, attending book club, writing on this blog, working with the children at church, or going on a date with Mike. And although at this point in my life, with my children's ages and Mike's job, I don't feel like there is a lot of extra time, it can be found. Just a half hour run here or attending the once a month book club meeting, make such a difference to me.
Last week, Mike and his team were working towards a deadline. Which meant late, late nights, the kids and I on are own, and no time to myself. And by the end of the week, I felt depleted, a little cranky, and just longing for a meal without having to get up a hundred times to help kids or a twenty minute run by myself. I felt my patience lessening and found myself getting stressed about little things.
And I again realized how important these other activities are to me. In strengthening other parts of myself, I feel like I also become a better and stronger mom and wife. And that makes everybody happy.