Wednesday, June 15, 2005

We are the champions, my friends

So maybe you've been wondering where I have been lately. I know- I've been doing the lame-o pictures only posts. Well folks I've been running my ass off after this baby who wants to be everywhere in everything.

With all this movement, you'd think I'd drop another ten pounds. Not so much. That would be wishful thinking on my part. I have been doing lots of squats and sprints and laps. All this exercise has gotten me thinking. There should really be an Olympics for pre-toddler parents. The events may be as follows:

The Constantly Moving Diaper Change (big points when there's a big loose stool involved)
The Sprint to Remove Something Disgusting (like a moist dog chewy) from Baby's Hand
Timed Crib Sheet Change
The New Food Introduction Toss
Timed Removal of a T-shirt which is Somehow Smaller than When First Put On (Like removing a ship from a bottle)
Name That Rash
Survive an Interaction with a Too-Close Stranger
Get Baby to Smile for the Same Stranger Taking Pictures that are Meant to Capture the Precious Moments

What are some events you would compete in, if offered?


  • At 7:53 AM, June 16, 2005, Anonymous Kate said…

    How about:

    The carry baby, groceries, struggle with keys to open the door while baby lunges with no fear of the consequences to grab said keys in the rain, SPRINT into the house while husband watches TV?

    GOLD Medals all around....

  • At 8:11 AM, June 16, 2005, Blogger Carrie said…

    I'm still thinking that 're-alphabetizing the DVDs' could be a sport.

    another favorite, for our crawlers... "spot the piece of something on the floor 10 feet away"

    My vision has never been better!

    where's the interview, damnit??? LOVE YOU!!!

  • At 8:14 AM, June 16, 2005, Blogger WILLIAM said…

    Great post. I would like to see the "enter the sleeping baby's room with out waking him" competition. Or the rodeo type game which is like the hog tie, "get the screaming kid into the car seat when he doesn't want to go".

  • At 8:36 AM, June 16, 2005, Blogger Taylor said…

    Oh great - so looking forward to this with Tristyn! LOL!

  • At 9:12 AM, June 16, 2005, Blogger Jewl said…

    LOL... I lost 20 stinking pounds running after Emily when she first started moving. She has been a great exercise routine for me!
    I'd like to add on the "Hurry up and go Pee before they get into something" competition.

  • At 9:43 AM, June 16, 2005, Anonymous Kelli said…

    How about seeing how fast you can drive to get to your destination....if you make it before ALL the toys have gone flying out of the carseat and the baby starts to scream, you WIN! :)

  • At 9:44 AM, June 16, 2005, Blogger Jenni said…

    There's got to be something involving giving meds to a "see how much medicine actually goes IN the mouth, and not down the front of baby". And "see how long you can hold onto a slippery wet baby during a bath". That's always fun.

    Other than that, I think you've about covered most of my daily events!! :)

  • At 2:58 PM, June 16, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    How about the "How quickly can you clear all dangerous or dirty items from the table BEFORE child can grab any/all of them while dining out?"

    Also the endurance test-how long can you hold 26lb child while seeing real estate, waiting in line, meeting with someone, etc! -Jody

  • At 5:37 PM, June 16, 2005, Blogger Melissa said…

    Get your child out of the grocery store before he pulls something off a shelf. LOL!
    I could compete for the gold in all of those

  • At 5:37 PM, June 16, 2005, Blogger Melissa said…

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