Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Funny Day...

As the title implies, today has been a funny day (and it's not even over yet)...

Have had both the big boys at home today, because they chesty colds haven't improved in the over-a-week period they've had them and yesterday, at school, after a coughing fit Erik was having trouble breathing.

Erik "resting" with his Yugio cards.

Each boy has been confined to his bed for most of the day, with Luey on a mattress in the study, as together they tend to play up... Dave read to them for a spell this morning, and did their readers with them as well. Then Luey chose to have a sleep, and has been asleep for a good three hours now. Erik was quite a bit more restless, and at midday I had him come out for lunch, and we had a chat about how the body heals itself, and how by sitting on top of his doona in his cold bedroom he is making the job of healing himself a lot harder for his body. I told him how VERY sick people in hospitals are sometimes put in a coma so their whole energy is spent on healing, instead of talking or reading a book etc. He went back into his room and I heard him still playing around for about 1/2 hour or so, and then everything went quite, and he actually slept for 1.5 hours, just waking maybe 15 minutes ago.

He woke just as I was getting Bryn off to sleep, hadn't been able to get down earlier because the gardner came and was mowing and whipper-snipping under the bedroom window, argh!

Gods, I LOVE our gardner, he's such a spunk, but such a NICE spunk, too! He's a dad with three little boys our boys ages (their youngest is a year or two older than Bryn, but otherwise the same)... He is SOOOO great with our boys! So, engaging! He was really excited to Bryn today, too! He said he saw me near the boys school the other day and I explained I was probably on my way to pick them up, and that led to a conversation about Dave and I not driving and why and how Dave is getting his license soon... Anyway Steve offered to give Dave some lessons if Dave wants, and he was DEAD serious, and very enthused at the idea! How nice is that???

Got my Ab King Pro yesterday...



Groovy looking, isn't it? Bloody hard work! My abdominals are made of cooked spagetti!!! I have it on the EASIEST setting, and struggle to manage 2 sets of 10 reps each! Did three sets this morning, but sheesh! The machine certainly doesn't do it for you! I'm very excited about giving those muscles a bit of a workout though! I know I could just get on the floor and do it, but truth be told, having something gimmicky like this machine sitting in the corner of the lounge is really a good motivator for me!... Rock hard abs, here I come!

5 comments:

Kate said...

Oh I wanna come have a go on your Ab King! Looks ace! I always think I have decent abs but I bet I don't.... quite seriously when I am next over can I have a go???

Hope the boys recover quickly and how ace is Steve?! :D

Sif said...

Yeah, Ab-solutely, hahahaha! I tell you, I can feel it, both up and lower!

Juniper said...

Well, my Abs are feeling sore just *looking* at that Ab King! Hope the boys feel better soon, I can't believe they napped like that, I don't reckon my kids have had a nap since they turned 2yrs old LOL!

Sif said...

Before they started school, the boys were having naps, on average, about 4 times a week!

Rae said...

OOOH I'm a sucker for a bit of gym equipment!

Teenagers and the failing parent...