So, the twinnies started kindergarten last month.
I have to be honest with you: it's been wonderful. Even the meltdowns at 7:30 when they are too tired to be up but don't want to go to bed. Having all 3 children at the same school, on the same bus stop, and generally on the same schedule....FOR FREE....is wonderful.
That's the thing that has been so surprising to me: clearly, I've been waiting for Five Years for them to start public school. I *know* you're not supposed to focus on the future. You're supposed to live in the now. And it's not like I've been ignoring everything that happened from the time we found out it was twins until they started Kindergarten. But I have to be honest with you: the day we found out it was twins was also the day we realized the Jetta wasn't going to cut it and we'd need a minivan. And the day I started working on our budget and I realized we simply Did Not Have The Money for two kids in daycare and a car payment was the day I started dreaming of Kindergarten.
So. YAY!! YIPPEE!! Only a few more years to go to pay off that daycare debt, but YAY!! YIPPEE!! Public education!!!
So that's what I've wanted to write about for the last month.
For the last week, I've been wanting to write about this:
Take a look at that. No. Seriously. Take 12 minutes to watch that video and then come back.
And then let's all look in the mirror and say, "OK! That's it folks! This is what I weigh. And this is what I'm going to weigh." And then make sure your sons and daughters NEVER EVER diet.
I'll be honest with you. This video has been revolutionary to me. I'm a firm believer in data. When a double-blind study says that except for celiac disease, gluten sensitivity isn't likely to exist, I start eating wheat again. When the data begins to repeatedly say that diet soda is related to glucose intolerance and weight gain, I don't drink it anymore. And when the data say diets and other forms of restricting food don't work, I seriously think that it's time to just accept my post-twinnie belly for what it flabbily is.
It's really odd that the people who know me best now do not have any knowledge of me as the super fit, relatively thin, exercise hound that I was. It's even weirder to finally acknowledge that time has passed. I still plan on exercising and running regularly and eating healthily. But I *want* to stop worrying about calories and how much I weigh. I just want to be healthy and not worry about it.
So that's what I'm going to do.