Thanks for commenting on my deep thought post.. I always like to hear what other people think!
This past week was a good one in terms of running and swimming. The best run was the hill workout on Tuesday outside. Thursday and today I ran on the treadmill - it's brutal after running outside with people, but I could not motivate to run outside today - it was 19 out! I was able to do 10 on the treadmill at a good pace. I also signed up for daily mile and added in my workouts for 2011 so far. Are you on there? Do you have "friends" on there and use it more than just logging workouts? Looks like a facebook site for athletes! So far it is pretty cool!
I am debating between sending Nick to preschool next fall (2.5) or in one year - in Jan (almost 3). Here are my thoughts and I would like to know what you did or plan to do for preschool. I didn't think this started until age 3, but it turns out most of my playgroup friends are sending their kids at 2 1/2. Pros and cons - if he starts in the fall, I'd like to do toddler time with him this winter/spring - go with him like a mommy and me so that he's ready in the fall. We already do gymboree 1x/week but this would be nice because alot of the time I have to hold Kara at gymboree also. Kind of takes away from his time. Is it necessary at 2.5? Probably not. I feel like it is basically daycare. It would allow me to have 2 mornings a week with just Kara which would be nice, but I like the time that they are together building their sibling relationship, and he'll be in school until he's 21 once this starts! I feel like he was just born and now I'm sending him to preschool? I kind of feel more comfortable sending him at 3, but in the back of my head I think how nice it would be to have the time one on one with Kara! It also scares me to drop him off at school already- and makes me sad. And I feel like he would be getting a better start being with me rather than starting early - one on one, teaching/learning.
When did you start your kids in school?
Do you ever feel burnt out of parenting? What do you do? There have been days lately where I just want my time. I just want the entire day to do what I want with no interruptions. Does that sound horrible? I feel that I have 10 things that I've started, a to-do list and nothing crossed off. I think back to the days without kids and just want to go back for one day. I would appreciate every second of it - but then I'd miss the kids and want to come back.
Here they are(for you Nicole)