Friday, October 21, 2011

Friday Fluff

Yesterday on our way to school, Munchkin asked me if I miss him while he's at school.  I said of course I do and asked him if he missed me - he said yes, a little, but he knows he'll see me again soon.  Seems like a healthy response.  As we waited in the drop off line, we watched a little boy screaming and flailing as a teacher brought him into school.  It has been almost 2 months and every day same thing.  I'm sure as soon as he gets into the classroom he is fine, but it must still be hard on the mother.  We are lucky - all three of our school aged children love school.  We'll see how long the sentiment lasts...

I've been having knee pain since mid August.  After a visit to my PT and an orthopedic surgeon, consensus so far is that my knee symptoms are consistent with another meniscus injury.  I'm going for an MRI today to find out for sure.  Whatever the problem is, I am determined to have it under control soon, be it surgery, more rest time or physical therapy.  This time around, I plan to keep my hips strong and muscles balanced to prevent any further knee problems.

I'm a total chocoholic.  This week I challenged myself not to eat any chocolate - and I succeeded!!  Since chocolate is really my favorite sweet, I didn't consume any other candy - no real desire for it.  The big challenge will be to see if I can keep it up through the end of the month.  The past couple of years, we've allowed our children to sort and play with their candy and then choose 5 or so pieces to keep.  The rest we pack up and send to work with K (can only imagine what happens to it there :) This year, however, our Healthy Kids Committee at school is collecting Halloween candy to send to the troops - not the healthiest thing for them, but less temptation for us...

Have a great weekend!

What do you do with your child(ren)'s Halloween candy?


  1. Can't wait for the surgery, rehab, and you back running again!

  2. I always feel for the parents who's kids have a hard time separating. Ours have always been easy at leaving us, which I consider a good thing!

    I hope you get knee fixed up asap in whatever manner.

    Candy--I love chocolate too, but pretty much only dark chocolate. So that makes staying away from the halloween candy pretty easy. I also like that a small amount of dark really does satisfy.

    Have a great weekend!

  3. I am also one of the lucky ones. my boys love school. my older one does not like the long breaks for Thanksgiving and Christmas. I am ok with that. I was the same way.

    Halloween candy...well I dont eat any of it that is for sure. but we always have too much. we still have some from last year.
    so once in a while the nightly monsters come and take some candy and leave the house!!!!

  4. I hope your knee is better soon. So frustrating!

    My youngest would cry until he puked when we left him. Not pretty and I'm so glad that phase is over. He now will push me aside, "you can go now." Um, ok Mr All-grown-up-at-age-5.

    The kids choose a few pieces and the rest goes to work with daddy. I don't care if he throws it in the trash or shares it with coworkers. My kids become little animals with a wealth of candy in the house. Not good! (Plus mama has *no* self control and I don't need that temptation!)


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