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The Swim: wrangle two kids into the bathtub. Tell 4 year (kid #1) old 5 times in a row that “you can’t swim laps in the bathtub while your brother is in there” (ie, the 2 year old, kid #2) Get completely soaked while trying to shampoo the splashing super heros. Take in an unexpected mouth full of water from a Thomas the Tank Engine squirt toy.
10 minutes in: “MOOOMM you will NEVER GUESS WHAT JUST HAPPENED!! Diesel 10….”(I’ll spare you the probably 5 minute summary I was given of the adventures on Sodor Island
20 minutes in: “Has it been 12 minutes yet? HEY I can ride my bike too!” Disappears, reappears on the bike . Does about 5 laps up and down the hallway with a u-turn in my room.
22 minutes in: “Juice now?” I inform him he has 8 more minutes, to which he replies ” 8 more minutes?!?! But I’m so thiiiirrrstyyy I think I’m going to diiiiieee” (rides off down the hall)
25 minutes in: front row seat (on my bike) to a reenactment of previously mentioned logs off the cliff scene. Are little boys just built in with a sound effect gene? Lots of explosions here.
27 minutes in: Thomas reenactment turns into a preschool gymnastics/yoga demonstration. “See this mom? Look at my somersault! And now my tree pose! Are you watching me? Why are you still riding your bike? When are you going to get me juice?”
Bike split: 30 minutes
T2: Bike shoes off. Get kids juice, change DVD to requested scene. Ask kid #1 if there is ANYTHING else, ANYTHING at all he needs, because mommy is going to get on the treadmill now. Kid #1 says no, and yes, he is sure. Sneakers on, pull firetruck and Wall-E robot toy off of the treadmill. Get on treadmill T2 time: 5 minutes
3 minutes in (peeks his head in the room) “WHAT?!?!” (in shock) “now your runnin on your treadmill?!? That’s just crazy mom!”
4, 4.5, 5 5.5 minutes in: laps on his bike, complete with sound effects.
Kid #1 pops his head in … “Oh, you’re done already? That wasn’t so bad!”