I stared at the computer screen last night, trying to think of something to write, but all I heard in my head was "I'm so tired. I'm so exhausted. I just need to sleep. I'm so tired." so I gave up, shut the lights off and suddenly I was unable to sleep.
2 glasses of cherry Coke at suppertime, perhaps? Ugh.
Woke up this morning feeling...tired.
Dubya's class mass was this morning, so Baby and I brought the kids to school then went to mass. Came home, she began watching The Pioneer Woman on the iPad and I promptly fell asleep beside her. Best nap ever!
Speaking of P-Dub, I just took the Love Language test (she had a link on her blog) and scored 11 for "Quality Time" as my love language. Doesn't surprise me in the least! Surprisingly, however, (note my sarcasm font) I scored a big, fat ZERO for "Gifts"...apparently I've received one too many chocolate covered strawberry-type gifts from my husband to even have any sort of a whisper at that being my love language.
So, @ThisDaddys_Blog tells me that on GMA today they are linking childhood obesity to BPA. What next? I mean seriously, BPA, milk, crappy school lunches, inactivity...how about THIS for a novel idea GET OUTSIDE AND MOVE.
I have a theory about inactivity...so, childhood sports have become more and more competitive starting at younger and younger ages. What used to be a community activity for kids to participate has now become an "elite" event that excludes many "non-athlete" kids from joining.
Tryouts for the traveling/competitive/elite teams to select only the best of the best...and where does that leave the remaining majority of kids? Without an activity. Those kids who aren't natural athletes have stopped participating because it isn't "just for fun" anymore.
Not that I'm against competitive sports...we've been a part of them, but I do think they are very exclusive. I'm sad to see community sports/after school activities go by the wayside. Our school is starting an after school kickball...THIS is the kind of stuff we need!!! Activities after school to keep our kids active, to prevent them from going home and engaging in "screen" time.
Okay, end of that rant. Now...another? School lunches.
Fer dang sake. YES they need to be fixed. They were disgusting...but, they've traded nutritionally deficient foods for food no kid will eat. Carrot jello? Bean salad? I, as a 35 year old mother, wouldn't eat those.
I can't imagine the amount of food that is being thrown away because kids HAVE TO take certain options. How about, instead of these crazy mandates, we just start serving kids meals like we used to be served? HOME COOKED. Does it take more time? Absolutely. However, is it better for the kids? Absolutely. Will they eat it? YES, because it TASTES good.
Okay, end of second rant.
And now, I must go feed my babe lunch. Something delicious. And nutritious. And I can guarantee you it won't be carrot jello. *gag*