My mom is visiting this week, and I'm trying to come up with things we can all do together today. I have Physical Therapy at 10 a.m. for my back, but I was thinking about taking her and X-man to the movies after lunch. I think I'd want to see Despicable Me, but X-man has his eyes on the Cats and Dogs movie.
We have a few errands to run this afternoon since friends are coming over to grill out, as one of our friends who moved away last summer is in town for a visit.
It's supposed to be cooler outside today, but I still think it's too muggy for a lot of outdoor time. Tomorrow we're heading to Bloomington to do the outdoor spray park and the Miller Park Zoo.
My body seems to be recovering a bit from the ugliness of the last 7 weeks. It still doesn't like to run on pavement, but a lot of that is due to the almost 2 months where I haven't been running and a complete mental block. I'm afraid it will go out again, and my life demands mobility. I haven't taken an Aleve in four days, which is nice.
Parenting struggle today: As a kid, is it emotionally harder to A) Know your friends don't want to play with you? or B) Know your friends don't want to play with you but also understand the only reason they're allowing you in their games is because an adult told them they had to?