Wednesday, September 30, 2009

No time to pee?

I don't seem to have enough time these days. I know that is a common rant of a mother, but seriously, where the hell has the time gone. It is essentially October already and I can't believe it. I don't have time for anything any more. Clearly, since I haven't written anything on here since September 5! The only reason I am writing now is that I am home with Megan who has a Urinary Tract Infection and I am procrastinating folding the laundry.

The start of the school year has gone well. Sarah is involved in many things this year: Soccer (of course), Brownies, & now she is singing in our church's children's choir. Winter swim will start at the end of October, thankfully Soccer will almost be over by then. She is loving school (as much as any kid can) this year and is thrilled with her teacher (so am I). There is definitely more work this year and she is feeling the pinch. It is still a major struggle some nights to get her to finish it, but I know she is being challenged and not just coasting through (I've got to remember to write up our first major HW battle about the thesaurus)

Megan is not involved in any activities (no surprise there). She fights anything like that. She does want to join Daisy Scouts, but I don't think anyone wants to be the troop leader. She won't admit that she likes Kindergarten, but I'm pretty sure that she does. However, I did recently realize that she hasn't been using the bathroom at school. Last Thursday when I picked her up from aftercare, She told me she had a bad day. I shrugged it off as her usual complaining until she mentioned it again and I looked at her face. She had an accident and didn't tell anyone about it. She managed to finish up the school day, go to aftercare, play and sit down to start her homework without anyone realizing she had wet pants. I got her home and cleaned up and we talked. It turns out that she has been reluctant to use the classroom potty and has been holding it all day, every day. We talked about the importance of using the potty and I sent an email to her teacher. Friday, she came home and let me know that she had used the potty. I thought we were home free.

Monday night, after a weekend trip to grandmas, she complained that it hurt to go to the bathroom. I quickly called Pat who was already at the store and told him to buy some cranberry juice. I think we were too late. She drank some, and seemed OK Tuesday morning. Yesterday afternoon I picked her up from aftercare to find out that she had another accident right at the end of the school day. This time, she was taken to the nurse's office and given a change of clothes. She proceeded to be in a great deal of pain and cried out every time she used the potty. Damn, I knew it!

Pat took her to the Dr this morning for confirmation-UTI! She is still in pain, doesn't want to drink the cranberry juice and I had to bribe her to take the antibiotic. This girl has serious control issues, to the point of self destruction!

Saturday, September 5, 2009

EA Sports Active Week 1

A few weeks ago I won a copy of EA Sports Active for the Wii from my buds at the Sisterhood of the Shrinking Jeans. One stipulation of winning was that I participate in the 30 Day Challenge beginning August 31.

I tried out the game the day before the challenge began and I am soooo glad that I did. I didn't realize how much I had to prep-work I had to do before I could even start it. Of course the obligatory 15 minutes to open the package and deal with the security tape before I could even get the case open. I managed to figure out how to assemble the resistance band and then to strap on the leg thing (for the life of me I can't remember what it is actually called).

I was all set to work out. I created my profile and chose a 30 minute medium intensity workout. It was good to get a chance to try out some of the excercises before the "big day", especially since I spent the first 10 minutes trying to figure out how to put the nunchuck remote in the pocket on the leg thing the right way. My trainer kept yelling at me that I had it in backwards, but I swear it wouldn't it the way it was supposed to!

Monday morning was the first day of school for the big girls and me. I had already planned to take a few hours off in the morning to escort Megan to her first day of Kindergarten. so, I woke up almost at my usual time and I turned on the Wii for day one of the 30 Day Challenge.

Holy squats! My legs were killing my later in the day and on Tuesday, but it was a good hurt. I love the resistance band and a lot of the exercises, but I still feel as though I need more cardio than it provides. So far I've done 5 days of the challenge and I like it a lot. Here's hoping the next 25 days keep me burning!