Okay. Back to the point. So we have worked out a plan that allows me to sneak off to the gym and work out, and he child-wrangles. We're lucky that he's got a pretty flexible schedule with his job, and is able to move stuff around so he can help me be un-crazy. Because seriously you guys, exercise is magic. I finally understand all the hype about exercise endorphins. They make me feel all, "Woohoo! I have muscles! And I actually really like my kids a lot!" So that's good. I am feeling a lot less stuck with this new arrangement than I was before, just being tied to the house all day with Audrey.
And Audrey has been sleeping more. I don't want to jinx anything, but she has finally started taking naps (did I just blow it by saying it??) and HOLY MEATBALLS. It's amazing what you can accomplish in one hour while a small person is sleeping. People who have kids who sleep must think I'm an idiot because they don't understand. I didn't understand before I had Audrey, because Julian was a great napper. I thought it must be some kind of bad parenting when people had kids who didn't take regular naps. And then baby Jesus scorched me hard by giving me the Neversleeper. That'll teach you to be a judgy asshole, Allison.
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We had a very light snow day on Sunday, and my kids really enjoyed playing in it. Julian is confident in climbing all over stuff now that he's bigger, and this is the first time Audrey has really been aware of what's going on. It was so much fun watching them play in the snow, and even more fun was watching them play together. It was a cool reminder of how lucky they are to have each other, and how I hope their relationship is solid when they are older.
I was taking some pictures of them sledding in the yard, and I decided to use the "sports" setting on the camera. It's basically a setting that allows you to hold the button down and it takes a series of pictures, much faster than you'd be able to take them if you just kept pushing the button repeatedly. And this progression of photos has made me laugh so hard every single time I look at it:
Julian's face in the second picture KILLS me. The cringe right as Molly dive bombs their sledding moment. I can't help but laugh.