I think Christmas was a little overwhelming for the tiny person. She’s still so cranky today! It probably doesn’t help that daddy (her favorite person) was home for 4 days and then had the nerve to go to work today. We are also snowed in and couldn’t even leave the house to go to the gym, which means no play time with her favorite daycare ladies.
Seriously, I went to the mailbox around noon and by 2 PM my footprints were pretty much gone. I’m guessing this means I’ll be skipping my 4 miler tomorrow. I guess the universe is trying to tell me to stop ignoring my lingering arch and calf pain.
Anyways, my mom got here on Sunday and we got straight down to business celebrating the holidays. The Columbus Zoo is known for their Wildlights display, so we headed out to the zoo after enjoying a delicious Mexican feast (Charlotte’s favorite food is Mexican). Once Charlotte was done staring at the waiter (it was creepy), we bundled up and headed in to an incredible display.
I should also add that Charlotte’s hat was made by Sarah at Run Sqrl, Run. She’s super awesome like that!
It was a great display, but I was so frustrated that the zoo employees were not enforcing the no smoking policy. Some lady lit up right behind us and I wanted to strangle her for exposing my kid to her bad life choices.
Moving on. The next night was church followed by the food of my people (Chinese, as my mother is a Jew from Queens). My favorite three year old was sitting behind us loudly demanding to know if church was over yet. I could not stop cracking up.
Charlotte was so not interested in church since it was at 5 PM and that is her epic meltdown time. We made it through, but she left a trail of puffs and yogurt melts and I managed to drop a (large, hardcover) hymnal twice. Anyways, we got the kid to bed and my mom grabbed a serious feast of Chinese take-out from across the road. I’m still eating the delicious leftover moo shu.
Christmas morning I woke up and did 4 (sloooow) miles. All of the delicious ethnic cuisine does not lead to stomach happiness and the sidewalks were really poorly cleared. Probably good practice for trail running, right? Once I got home we went straight to presents, despite me being hella stinky. I realize I probably can’t run on Christmas for quite awhile after this year, so I figured I’d take advantage of it while I could.
My mom left right after our Christmas lunch of turducken with cajun pork rice stuffing to escape the approaching storm. I spent the rest of the day in PJs eating Christmas sweets and watching terrible movies (I also did about 3.5 hours of work, but that still involved sitting on my butt). Today I’ve been busy undecking my halls. Please tell me I’m not the only one who can’t stand to have decor up past the holiday. Apparently I also can’t stand the idea of Christmas cookies and candy laying around, judging from how many I’ve eaten today. Yeesh.