Running is Overrated. Amen.

My little Elea Grace (called ‘Goosie’ by her parents) loves to text me in the mornings precisely when I’m on an uphill climb on my morning run.
Which means I get more texting done than running.
Which means I may never run that marathon.
But her texts are pretty much hilarious and are usually chocked full of exclamation points and question marks.
And they’re nearly always about food.
Which confirms her status as my daughter.
The interruptions are so worth it.
And I know—I’m totally a pushover.
Oh, and her texting ‘handle’ is DANCE-DANCE-DANCE!.

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  1. That is very cute. Kids can certainly make our lives interesting there seems to be never a dull moment.

  2. Oh Heavens. I need me a handle. And a toaster waffle.

    Ask your mommy to get you toaster waffles, vanilla yogurt and strawberries (you can pick your own, soon!) Pile it all up. SO yum!!


  3. That’s too cute! How can you run and text at the same time. I’d have to walk or else I’d trip up and fall on my face. I know me. Also, I now realize I have totally spoiled my boys.

    • Renee,
      Yeah, it slows me way down—and sometimes I just have to stop and text. But so worth it for the chuckles! And I make them homemade breakfast plenty enough, so I don’t feel bad when they have to fend for themselves. It builds character and life skills, right?

  4. Oh I love this. I love even more that you blogged it. But the best part of this post is that you have times listed on your phone and I no longer have the excuse that I just can’t get up earlier to walk/jog. I could be going at 7:30 or 8am…hmmm. You really have given me something to think about. πŸ™‚ I am thinking my kids might be old enough for me to leave while they eat breakfast!! (and if the times are wrong and you really do get up at 4am to run, don’t tell me.)

    • Candace, You should meet me sometimes and we’ll go together! Then we can compare texts πŸ™‚ Hope you are well. I loved your recent Q/A on homeschooling, such helpful, honest answers. We should get together with our kids sometime this summer!
      Much love,

    • Thanks Carin! Hey, I wanted to tell you that I finally took the needlework to get it framed! I can’t wait to get it back and hang it on the walls—I’ll post a pic!
      From the bottom of my heart, thanks again for making it—–it is so beautiful πŸ™‚
      Much love,

  5. This totally made me laugh out loud!! Those texts could have been written by my daughter…..who always seems to text me and need my immediate response about such things as cereal and/or toast and/or waffles when I’m driving and can’t respond, and she’s forced to send me 50 texts to illustrate how very urgent her queries are!
    Love it.

    • That’s funny Lisa! I had so many good ones to choose from. Her standard is, “Mom, what are we supposed to eat??????????????????????!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!”
      Gotta love those πŸ™‚

  6. I am dying of laughter. Seriously my husband across the room just said “what are you laughing about?”. (so I read the exchange aloud to him.) My favorite is “plz answer”. I picture you huffing and puffing up a hill and then getting that. I said to my husband “I would string my children up by their toes if they did this while I was running” and my 10-year-old daughter piped up and said, “well now you know you are blessed”. Thanks for sharing. Too funny!

  7. that text from your girl is sooooooo scary similar to the ones I get from the boys. for real. πŸ™‚

    congratulations….you’ve made me feel normal once again on this journey with theses kiddos!!!

    hugs to you!!!

  8. Ha – this is so cute, and funny! Reminds me of what I used to do to my mother (no texting of course, just calling her repeatedly at work). πŸ™‚


  9. Gave running up when I got out of the army 30 years ago!!! Hated it and we ran nearly every day for 2 -5 miles. Never regretted it. Love how all our girls use messaging. Cute! Hope the breakfast was delicious!

  10. the dance-dance-dance makes it hysterical! and, um, same requests at my house! “we have NOTHING to eat” is like a yoga chant here. πŸ˜‰


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