|You want to know what October- December feels like for me? Well it feels like I jumped onto a treadmill to do some mild exercise and midway through someone started bumping up the speed on me and I cannot jump off.
You know exactly what I mean. You have finally convinced yourself that running on the treadmill is a good idea. So you begrudgingly jump on, and start out at a brisk jog somewhere around a 5.0. You can do this all day. Just play a little Beyonce and the time will fly by in no time.
Cue Halloween. First it was getting three different Halloween costumes, plus figuring out what they can wear to school for the “character parade”. Suddenly I’m bumped up to a 5.5 and we still need to take them trick or treating.
Alright we got this, 5.5 on the treadmill and we have survived Halloween. I look at my calendar and see Thanksgiving is a week early this year- and I’m now on a hard run at 6.0. I love Thanksgiving! It’s my absolute favorite holiday, so why does it feel like I’m now starting to sprint- who the F turned me up to a 7.0. Oh- I did. I for whatever reason volunteered to make the turkey for not one but BOTH of my daughter’s classes. Apparently I’m a masochist.
December 1 is my son’s 5th birthday- there’s the 7.5
Plus all these stores with their Christmas countdowns- are they trying to get me to go on anti-anxiety meds- because I will! I don’t need to know when there is 100 days to Christmas- I live with 3 tiny mutants who constantly remind me it’s coming. Now I’m sprinting on an 9.0 and I cannot get off.
On top of all this I am still somehow expected to continue to help my 1st grade daughter with her homework with both of our dignities in tact. I must still be a good wife, daughter, sister and friend. Plus I’m supposed to shower.
Remind me to never get on a treadmill again. To all of you out there who are also sprinting- we got this. One step at a time.
I rounded up some HILARIOUS videos about voting along with some other headlines to distract us for all this sprinting we are doing.