Pooh Backwards And Running When I Don’t Wanna!


This morning I woke up, excited to run.  So far its been pretty successful, with me feeling better each run.  Everything was set for it, I set the girls in front of Dora, gave Allen a Pooh Bear sleeper to change Ava into, and everyone had had breakfast.  Ava had a fever last night, so I was worried I wouldn’t go this morning, since I’d have to hover over her like a worrying Mother does.  Its just nature.  Feverish baby trumps run anytime (sorry guys.)  Feverish baby trumps EVERYTHING!  That being said, She had no fever this morning, so I went.

I felt awful.

After the first mile I was thinking

“Nobody would fault you for turning back, Ava wasn’t feeling well last night, and you got very little sleep. Turn back.”

“Yeah, but I would know.  I can’t turn back.  That is for sissies.  I will go on.  Going on takes GUTS.”

“Your calf is hurting…”

“Shut up, I’m keeping on.”

“You know, this is a long term sport, one run cut short won’t hurt…”

“Nope.  I’m gonna be the little engine that could!! I think I can, I think I can, I think I can.”

*note to self, buy that book, read it to the kids.  Its obviously got me this far…*

So, Rather than pulling a mile run, I got in almost 3!  I am so proud.  Its easy to keep going when you feel great!  Its the days you feel like crap that its hard.  And I stuck it out!  This is setting a precedent.  I knew I stuck it out once, so why can’t I do it again?

So I get home, And realize Ava’s Pooh Bear Sleeper is on backwards.  Pooh’s face is on the back, and the snaps are in the front.

“Allen, why did you put that on backwards?”

“ITS BACKWARDS?!  Oh.  Thats why the feet fit her funny…”

“You didn’t think it was odd the snaps went that way and the character was on the back?”

“Well, I put Pooh on her butt, where it usually is!”  And he began to snicker…

I love my husband!

About measureofagift

I am a mother of a growing group of sweet kids. We laugh, we cry, and we grow together in Christ. Every day is a new adventure. I love chocolate, sticky kisses, quirky smiles, and funny qoutables my kids come up with. :) Belly giggles, snuggling, and homeschooling round out the list of loves. Not every day is easy, but every day IS a beautiful gift. Our life as a family is slowly changing and growing as a result of a renewed interest in God's Word. His influence has been a slow process of sanctification, and this blog is evidence of it. Past posts, and current posts have changed in tone and goal, and are a testimony of all that has changed in our lives. <3 "Now, All glory to God who is able through his mighty power at work within us, to accomplish infinitely more than we could ask or think." Eph 3:20

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