May 10, 2010

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I lied in bed, trying to get Ivy to sleep. My hopes had been for an early bedtime for all of them but we were passing nine pm. And she was still awake. We nursed. I found myself very annoyed.


Stewing... because when I finally am able to roll away I don't get to go do something relaxing or fun, I get to do the pile of dishes in my sink. And then the baskets upon baskets of laundry. I'm frustrated that the house was so clean for Mother's Day, when was that? Oh, YESTERDAY. But now it's a disaster again.

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I must make sure to wash Gray's Aunt Lisa pants so he can wear them in the morning to the dentist. Because going to the dentist is going to be rough enough. He will HAVE TO WEAR THOSE PANTS.

And I already set out three shirts I know he likes, all with out tags. Hoping he picks the one that matches his pants but knowing he won't. But he's going to the dentist and so I'll let him choose whatever makes him happy.

By the time I roll away from the bed, I'm wishing I could just go to sleep, too. But there's too much to be done.

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[I've been hooping with an adult hoop the past week. It's surprising-ly therapeutic. At first I couldn't get it around 10 times and now I'm in the hundreds. The more I do it the more I want to do it. I sneak out into the garage and disappear for five minutes several times a day to do some hooping. And it makes me feel a bit better, my mind appreciates it.]


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I will probably slip away after writing this, in my socks on the cold garage floor, and hoop a little


before

I

crash

for the night.


(Aunt Lisa pants are washed and dried and put out for the morning so all is well.)

32 comments:

  1. What a good, fun idea....You are a smart chick, ya know?

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  2. I bet doing it with a larger hoop makes it so much easier huh? Good idea lady.

    Amelia grabs hula hoops when we are at the store and tries so hard. She puts it on her waist lets it drop then wiggles her little bum. Cracks me up every time.

    xoxo

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  3. Yay! Your hoop is pretty. Keep hoopin... xxoo

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  4. I just read about how Sara has been hooping and thought it looked therapeutic, so glad you tried it first. :)

    Did you buy it from the same place she blogged about?

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  5. @ToThink

    It's actually from an NWIparent (my first? maybe?) issue a couple years ago!! I finally opened it up and decided to go for it! (It's from Hoopnotica.)

    Love,
    Steph

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  6. I am SO IMPRESSED that you can hoop "in the hundreds." A neighbor girl brought over her hula hoop a few days ago. I tried it. Ahem. I think it circled my waist like 3 times...maybe 5. ;)

    stephanie@metropolitanmama.net

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  7. That looks like fun. :) Therapeutic is always good for us moms, lol!

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  8. I totally get it. :-)

    Now I just need to find my "hoop".

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  9. I can't help read this and just feel exhausted and can relate all too well to "those feelings".... Ahhhh....this mothering gig is hard.

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  10. how fun...all you can concentrate on for those moments are making that hoop go. i can see where it would be relaxing!

    Spin Momma...spin!

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  11. I love to hoop! Both with a real hoop & on the Wii for days when it's rainy out. Something about it makes me laugh & smile in a good way :)

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  12. I'm thinking of you and Gray so much today.
    Amazing how therapeutic exercise is. I never want to do it, but when I sneak in a 30 minute work out after the boys are in bed, I feel so much better.

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  13. That is a sweet post!

    My therapies seams to be writing, it's makes me feels better and I do tend to sleep better after getting all my inner taught out on paper!

    Thanks for writing this lovely post!

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  14. such lovely photos! This made me chuckle, my neighbor girls left their hop skip thing here, the thing you put on on ankle and make spin around you and you hop over it...yeah..anyways it is my new past time that thanks to you I will call my therapy :) My husband caught me playing with it on the patio last night :) I do hope the neighbor girls do not come back to claim it any time soon. I think I need to go buy one.

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  15. I love the pictures.... They're beautiful! And almost nothing is more frustrating than having a wonderfully clean home to have it be destroyed in less than a day. (or a few hours!) Hope the dentist goes well today...

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  16. I used to love to hoop, but then I don't know what happened to mine. It looks so much fun...I may have to try it again.

    xo

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  17. I didn't know you liked to hoola hoop! Great therapy...And can you buy more Aunt Lisa pants in bulk? Let me know and I will look for more.

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  18. It's not only therapy, just think how good it is for the waistline and it is a core exercise. So it is definitely a good mind/body feel good activity. I could never get the hang of hula hoops the first time they went around. Coordination is not my strong suit.

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  19. I love hooping too! Great exercise and brings me back to a simpler time in my life!

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  20. oh good! we can have a 4-way contest next time. i could only beat the girls for about 2 weeks and now they basically win every time!!

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  21. What a great escape. I understand putting the little one to bed and being overwhelmed by what is still left to do.

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  22. Love the photos, love you and I want one. NOW.

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  23. I have a pink/gold hoop from Hoopnotica. Love it!

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  24. I just read about this over on Sara's Walk Slowly blog. Cool. Hooping is going to be the new Zumba. :-)

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  25. This looks like so much fun! And the photos are fantastic!

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  26. I am so bad with a hoop! Seriously I can only do like 5! That is such a great exercise!

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  27. That sounds like a good time! I have not done that in forever...Glad you got the pants washed, LOL!!

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  28. You're the sassiest hoola-hooper I know. I've never been able to do it once myself. You're awesome. But then I already knew that...

    The Aunt Lisa Pants thing cracks me up. Probably because it reminds me of my oldest, as do the tags. I just cut another one out yesterday...

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  29. How cute you sneak away to hoop! I sneak away to eat chocolate! Your habit is more more healthy. But those hoops always frustrate me. Gah!

    I hope the dentist appointment goes all right. What a sweet mom you are for thinking of things like what he wants to wear to comfort him.

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  30. ooooh...I love this post and everything buried in its creases.

    You should print and frame these photos as a series. They're [you're] gorgeous.

    e.

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  31. love it! I just started hooping too... i'm hooked!

    beautiful pictures too!

    britt

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