I have a trio of fun giveaways going on right now:
Family calendar giveaway from BusyBodyBook right here.
JumpStart Get Moving Family Fitness game for the Wii right here.
Spinbrush MyWay! (for girls) battery operated toothbrush right here.
Today is my husband’s fortieth birthday (which ummm this post isn’t actually about, but happy birthday to him anyway!), so my parents came over for dinner to celebrate, as they do for all occasions.
While we were sitting on the deck after dinner, Little Miss climbed from her chair into my mother’s lap. This isn’t too unusual, as she knows that my mom will let her do basically whatever she wants. Again, not out of the norm, my mom reached over to get a spoon of rice to feed her – because why should Little Miss do something for herself if my mom will do it for her?
As my mom reached over, Little Miss poked a finger at my mom’s arm swaying in the breeze. Fluffy! she giggled. She grabbed a chunk and swung it back and forth. Look, Grandma, it swings! Can I play with this on the plane?
I’ll spare you the photos. And my mom. But yikes!
My mom is not heavy. She is the Donna Reed who is 5’4″ and weighed 105 pounds dripping wet. There is a picture of her wearing a bikini on the beach where my sister and I are still tiny. I am maybe two and my sister is barely sitting. And my mom is wearing a bikini. Let’s just say I didn’t get those genes.
She hasn’t exactly gained much weight since that time, but she has what she calls “old lady arms.” And Little Miss is fascinated with them. And I mean fascinated.
Call me silly, but I don’t want my future – wayyyyyyy in the future – grandchildren to be playing this game with my arms. I am so keeping up on and increasing those arm workouts. Starting tonight.
I’m afraid I’m going to have nightmares about this tonight.