Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Too Early Tuesday

Now that the boys have joined "Cross Country" at their middle school, it means that our mornings here start a whole lot earlier 4 days a week and one afternoon a week gets longer. Another words, they practice running 5 times a week.
Practice running? Man that sounds crazy...those two have been professional runners since they were about 10 maybe 11 months old.
K&K never started walking, they went directly from sitting to full speed running.

But....since they are hell bent on perfecting their love of running, it means we wake up around here when the first number on the clock is "6", I wake them, feed them and eyeball them to make sure their clothes match.
Karlio drives them, travel coffee cup in hand. {me? drive? at 7:30 am? ROTFLMAO!!!!! Um, no}
We are not morning people and it's only day two and it's 8:30 in the morning and we are already well into our second full pot of coffee.
We pass each other looking all zombie eyed, smile once in a while, fill each other coffee mugs and silently sit at the table thinking "this is insane".
Then I ponder and ponder some more and realize, my two hell raisers are outside running. Running? Dang I wish I could bottle up some of their energy and use it for myself. :0)

Anyway...we'll keep doing it cuz that's what parents do.
How could we say "no" to this miracle kid {and his trusty sidekick, Wild Man, of course} who back in early October, 2004, after a 10 hour brain surgery and 5 days in a coma, spent his days in a wheelchair learning how to walk all over again?

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We don't. :0)

Have an awesome day everyone!!



Shiela in NY said...

It's just me...your Faithful Follower (not that you don't have others) that ALWAYS leaves a comment. Can someone say "Shiela can talk a lot"?! :o)

I love the description of you and Karl getting those boys off to their cross country practice. You're such dedicated parents!!

And, gosh, did it give me goosebumps, thinking back to Kody in his wheelchair. HARD TO BELIEVE. I remember when we were all hoping and praying he'd be back on his board, and he pulled a fast one and was not only on it, but much, much sooner than we'd ever had imagined. What a kid!!!!! I think he'd be worth waking up early for too. :o)

Have a great day!!

Anonymous said...

Cross country is great. No kid should ever get benched...at least here, all kids run all the meets. They may not be part of the timed team but they get to participate. Running helps with grades too.

It's the only sport our child is in during the school year. She has a love-hate relationship with it but finished the meet last night with a great time, 2 minutes better than the first meet and it was a hillier course. She surprised herself with how far up she finished. Goals last year were to never be dead last and to not puke...our season was a resounding success! But this season is off to a stronger start now that she's going.

I bet you will see a change in your kids and their ability to concentrate. Watch their grades to see if they change after the season. Unfortunately, ours went down.

Oh, and we are morning people so when she goes out and we let her do a late night, the midnight pick-up just about kills us!

Connie F-G

Stacy said...

Kody is always so amazing, and being led and/or followed by his amazing little brother. He is definitely a miracle.
Have a great day!

Cheyenne said...

I've been reading your blog for quite some time now, including the Caring Bridge site for Kody, and I am overwhelmed at just how far that boy has come. And I want to tell you, Kim, you have beautiful children.

Kim said...

Sheila, Connie, Stacy and Cheyenne..
Thank you. :0)

Anonymous said...

Kim, that is an awesome shot of Kody. I think one of my favorites of late.

Not too make you feel..ummm, old...but remember Shannon? She is now in college. Yeah, when you look back...and at today, we have come a long way baby!

And yes, we do it for the kids...and the coffee!

Ness said...

Brings tears to my eyes to think that Our Bear is now running crosscountry which if we had even thought about it in time past, we would have thought we were crazy. Our Bear gives me the impetus to get out of bed every morning and deal with the latest health crisis(see blog for details). BTW have not had an update on ALL the K-Kids lately...what is up?

Kim said...

Bless all your hearts. Thank you my friends. :0)


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