Thursday, June 24, 2010


I arrived in Atlanta this morning, boys in toy, at 8 a.m.  The first thing Ryan said when we walked outside was, "wow, it's warm here."  Master of the obvious, my eldest child is.

I'm here for the Aflac Iron Girl Atlanta tri on Sunday.  It just so happens that my best friend in the whole world lives here, so I decided to descend upon her family with not only myself, but Ryan and Noah.  She has two little girls ages 4 and almost 3.  Ryan is 7 and Noah is almost 4, so there is a whole house full of energy here.

A couple of observations so far:

  1. People who have four or more kids are at least two things:  crazy and patient beyond all imagination...mostly crazy, though, I'm pretty sure.  Clearly, I am lacking in the patience department, so it's probably good that I have only 2 children.
  2. I think my two children equal at least 3.5 of most children. Not quite 4, but definitely close.
  3. Girls are different than boys. I don't care what you say to try to convince me otherwise.
  4. I love Chick-fil-A.  Especially the ones with a playground.  What does Chick-fil-A have against New York?  There is definitely a need...are you listening, Chick-fil-A?
  5. Iced tea and diet lemonade taste great, especially at Chick-fil-A.
  6. It is really hot here...not sure when I am going to run, but it will have to be when the sun is not out.
  7. Whoever invented portable DVD players probably had 4 or more children.  Genius.
  8. I just want to apologize to the person sitting in front of Noah on the plane this morning (that would be the plane that took off at 5:50 a.m....I know, not sure what I was thinking with that one.)  I think Noah opened and closed the tray table at least 94 times.
More to come!!


  1. You are one tough mama flying with two boys. My husband and I go nuts just flying with one! Have a great trip. Looking forward to your report. Stay cool!

  2. Really, I mean who has four or more children?! Crazy people, that's who! That is absurd. I mean, isn't the world so grossly overpopulated already? What do the "procreators" think they're doing anyway?

    Okay, listen... I have girls and boys. Girls are definitely more difficult. They never stop talking. Ever. I mean EVER. They talk in their sleep. They talk while they eat, while they are chewing gum, dancing, riding their bikes. They talk WHEN they talk. They talk over each other.

    I think I feel a post coming on here. Okay, I might have to steal ALL of this post and reprint it at a later (next post) date.

    Have fun in Atlanta. Stay warm!!!!!

  3. p.s. we flew with FIVE children to Florida. Talk about a lesson in patience. We only fly Jet Blue. Cartoons, snacks and games the whole way down.

    Wifey got to spend Quality time with the girls. Talking.

  4. Ha ha...this post cracked me up!

    Portable DVD players are a godsend! LOVE THEM!

  5. I think there is a reason why we call Luke the dream child, and Eliza, crabby patty.

  6. Have a great time in Atlanta, there is nothing like the South for hospitality! I am spending the weekend in KY so I know what you mean about the heat, I did manage a 3 mile hilly run at 8:30am after my granddaughters T ball game :)


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