|Little Ironman's attempt at a double selfie.|
While at work, I felt myself becoming a bit frustrated whenever I thought of running later in the evening; I really wanted to get out right after school. At lunch, I realized that I might be able to get a ride home at the end of the day rather than walk, which would get me home half an hour earlier, and the time I needed to run in the warm sunshine. Thanks to the help of a co-worker, this idea became reality.
I got home, changed and ran a lovely 12K, finishing at Little Ironman's babysitter's house. LI handed me his backpack, grabbed his skateboard, and we headed home together.
I like to think of myself as independent; I have a hard time asking for help. But I'm slowly learning that it is alright to turn to others when I need to. While it's usually fine for me to run in the evening, it isn't always okay for the boys. Tonight, getting in at 6:00, with nothing to worry about for the rest of the night, meant that I could spend time with LI. We ate dinner, baked cookies and curled up to watch the first episode of Marvel: Agents of Shield (which was great, by the way). By bedtime, he was content; LI had his much needed Mommy-time. He was so excited about our walk together that he captured the moment on camera.
Today, everything somehow managed to fall into place. A happy mommy makes for happy kids, and a happy son makes for a happy mom.
Love these sunshiny days!