Single parenthood is tough. My husband has been away for 10 days, and as all you single moms out there know, it's pretty difficult to keep all your balls juggling in the air at once. You might feel for a while that you can keep it all going (taking care of the family, making sure the house doesn't implode, keeping everyone fed on something other than frozen pizza and perogies, appointments, taxi-mom, mowing the lawn, refereeing, volunteering at the school, yardwork, having fun with the kids, and then trying to squeeze in daily exercise on top of it all?) Eventually, something's gotta go and guess what got tossed first? Exercise.
But after an early bedtime for me last night and a day free of appointments and getting mostly caught up on laundry I felt more energized. Since kids eat free on Tuesdays at Denny's I decided to celebrate surviving our time without Daddy and took them out for dinner. But instead of hopping in the car and driving, we took advantage of the sunny day and rode our bikes there instead. It's about a half hour bike ride mostly uphill on the way there, and then a much faster return home downhill!
So, no 15 km bike ride today, but it was better than the last 3 days!
We also stopped by a new playground on the way home. Don't you just love the longer days of spring and summer?
P.S. Dinner for the four of us was only $15 - sweeeet!