Well it did.
And it is.
So the reason I haven't been updating my blog for the past few days isn't because I have run out of things to write about ... like that could ever happen. Unfortunately, because I'm limited with what I can do with my laptop, I can't post any photos until my Macintosh is returned to us. Which, was supposed to be yesterday, but now might not be until sometime next week. And for what it's worth ... it physically pains me that I may not be able to post photos of our children from the Fourth ... until the Fourteenth.
For those curious how the kids handled their 5:00 PM bedtime on Monday night, I'd say they handled it quite well. Probably because they realized that if they so much as moved, I'd climb out of my skin. Of course none of them fell asleep until almost 9:00 PM, but they laid in bed and didn't make a peep. They definitely sensed mom was freaky.
In other news. As I'm writing this post, my husband is watching a Bender Ball video. Charlie came home with the Bender Ball a few weeks ago - and initially - I was quite annoyed that he spent $20.00 for a small rubber ball that he could have bought at Target for $2.00.(Or, I see he could have purchased online for $9.99. Plus S&H.)
But Charlie convinced me that this was a high-end exercise ball that came with an instructional video, and this "program" would help strengthen his core muscles and subsequently, his lower back. Yet for the past several weeks, our children have been playing with Charlie's $20.00 Bender Ball, that he hadn't used. So tonight, after we both consumed hot fudge sundaes, Charlie broke out his Bender Ball and the instructional video that came with it. When he first turned on the video, he saw three middle-aged women and he asked, "Oh great. What's this? Is this a video for chicks or what??"
It's now been less than two minutes since the instruction started, and my husband is in agony.
Here I sit laughing.
But I'll bet Charlie will be laughing at me come Friday night. Because it seems that yesterday, when I was at my children's preschool gymnastics class, I started talking with the headcoach about how I have lost a lot of my upper body strength and flexibility. So she suggested that I join the "adults" gymnastics class that is scheduled to begin on Friday night.
And ... I did.
Beginning this Friday, I'll be taking a gymnastics class, alongside what I assume will be a number of women who are anxious to prove to themselves that they've still got it.
So help me, I will get myself in the kind of shape that is necessary to do a flip over on the bars (or rings) again. I might even re-learn how to do a back handspring. I'm so excited that tomorrow, I'm going shopping for a new leotard.
But thankfully, it's not looking good that I'll be able to to post photographic evidence on my blog.