Yeah, yeah, first world problem. SAHM/step ford wife can't find time to work-out. Boo-hiss. Tiniest violin. I get that. BUT, it was my saving grace these past months and having to give it up for my kids (like everything else I have already given up...call the "waaahhhhmbulance") is a major sad face. In light of the new playtime extravaganza in the toddler's room here are my choices:
- Quiet Time- Just give up on naps but declare 1.5 hours a day as quiet time. I don't care what you do, just be doing it in the safety of your child-proofed rooms and leave me alone. Pros: I get to work out and some housework will get done. Cons: rooms destroyed, several hours of endless torture from over-tired un-napped kids. Kids now too tired to go to bed without fuss leading to sleepless nights. Repeat and escalate until kids are 18 or someone dies from exhaustion.
- Enforce nap by sitting until Bitz falls asleep. Pros: No tired toddler torture, I get to work out, no destroyed rooms. Cons: Time required to get toddler down is maximum allowable time for preschooler to amuse self with a video, thus workout accompanied by constant stream of demands, questions and narratives. Not restive and no housework gets done until 8pm.
- Work out at night- Pros: housework gets done during nap/quiet time, toddler sleeps, preschooler entertained because watching me fold laundry proves less interesting than TV. Cons: lets face it, who wants to work out at 8pm after 12-14+ hours of non-stop childcare and housework? I am spending the one waking hour Chris is (sometimes) home working out.
Anyway, that is the only real drama here at the house, so hey, it could be worse. I promise some book reviews soon since I have read quite a few great things lately. I am also planning a slew of shameless consumerism posts since I have some cool stuff that I think everyone deserves to know about. Feel free to offer the needed ass-kickings in the comments, clearly I need it...