Going out to eat with humans who are less than 10 years old can be, um, challenging. My husband and I, though, have mastered the art of dining out with our kids. The trick is that you read the menu online in advance so you know what you can order that they won't waste. My 2nd tip? Request the check right when the food comes out (even better: make nice with the waitstaff so I can put a rider in that the kids will get ice cream scoops if they are well-behaved). We equate our dining adventures to this scene in National Lampoon's Vacation where the Griswolds experience the Grand Canyon at warp speed. That's us!
Tonight we went out to dinner as a family. It's funny we hardly ever do this unless we're on vacation. We ate at Park Chow, a great spot for folks with kids. I loved the coloring page selection. We continued our tradition of being the loudest people in the establishment.
I had a massage the other day and my masseuse said I need to work on my core. The muscles I'm straining are most likely because my insides aren't strong enough. Moving on from the semi-embarrassing feedback given to me by the same woman who had me do a cat / cow on her table fully nude (a story for another day - or maybe not! better to erase from my brain entirely!). Anyhoo I'm determined to get back to top shape with my core. I used to kind of have a killer core for a very short time before I had kids or any real big responsibilities at all. But two children later and bad habits developed (like carrying a really heavy baby until he was four), and I think I've officially undone all the hard core work I once put in.
Since I was pretty full from my tacos at dinner, I thought I'd do some mat work. You know, exercise while laying down comfortably :) I found this full body workout on YouTube and it was way harder than I thought it would be. And the instructor was wearing an uncomfortable amount of makeup that never once looked smudged which had me entertained.
Tomorrow I do five!