Little Boys and Terrible Twos

Aye yi yi!

That’s all I got to say!  The “terrible twos” have definitely hit in this house hold!  So yes, I still think I have the cutest son (what parent doesn’t think that about their children?), but he most certainly is testing his boundaries (not to mention my patience).  HA!  I keep reminding myself that it’s only going to get worse with “terrorizing threes” because let’s face it three-year olds are buttheads.  I will just put that out there.

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I seriously think that kids should get cuter as they age so that you are less likely to beat them (or gouge your eyes out)….maybe.  Okay, okay I’m kidding, but you get my point.

So with my son, it’s not that he is throwing tantrums or crying and what not.  But the word “no” has become strong in his vocabulary.  Sometimes he can be just as sweet and helpful as can be (when he wants to be), but then he can be a little turd head.  Not listening, hitting when he gets mad at you, the occasional breakdown which is to be expected. Plus let’s throw in there the fact that he is a little boy and he IS going to test the waters even more so then what I remember with my daughter, and let’s not forget about the fact that he is male and INVINCIBLE!  HA!

Tonight we were headed to Wal-Mart to get a few items and we got out of the truck and his face was dirty.   My husband made the comment that he looked like a vampire because he had had juice that was red and he had a red ring around his mouth.  Well when I was getting him out of the truck, I thought to myself, that really looks more like blood.  Yep!  It sure was!  He wasn’t crying or anything but we couldn’t figure out where it was coming from.   We sat him on the bed of the truck trying to get him to sit still so we could look inside his mouth as there was no obvious place otherwise.  Let’s just say that took both of us to get him to cooperate!  Oh gosh!  He wasn’t crying or acting like he was hurt, but I just wanted to know where it was coming from.   Finally I got him to stick out his tongue.  He had bitten the tip of it somehow and it was bleeding.  Not bad that my first thought is “we need to go to the ER,” but bad enough we didn’t want him to keep sticking his tongue out as we walk through Wal-Mart with blood coming out.  Finally it started to subside but of course we get home and he wants a snack.  Of all things he chooses an orange, which of course I’m sure from the acid in it, his tongue starts to bleed again.  Not bad but some, it stopped shortly after he stopped eating the orange.

After that I finally wrestled him down and got him changed and ready for bed.  I was the bad mom though and sent him to bed with only a glass of water and not brushing his teeth.  I didn’t want to brush his teeth to have the tongue start bleeding again.

We shall see what shenanigans he gets into tomorrow!

What things did your 2 year olds do to test your patience?

My Newest Indulgence is….

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these…..P90x Peak Performance Protein Bars in Chocolate Peanut Butter flavor.  I just happened to buy these today.  I had been wanting to give them a try as sometimes when I am working protein bars are a staple for me.  I figured you can’t go wrong with chocolate and peanut butter right?

Holy moly!  They are THAT good!  When I got home my husband saw them so of course he had to immediately try them.  Yeah he tried to hide the box from ME!  Say what?!?!  NOT COOL!

I kid you not!  Awesome, awesome, awesome!  Great peanut butter taste!  Not the normal protein bar grainy texture.  Was close to that of a candy bar almost.  I think these will make a great snack in the middle of the day or even a quick-lunch when I’m on the go for work.

This particular flavor has 260 calories, 8g of fat, 30g of carbs, and 20g of protein.  Not too shabby.  Another great thing is when you buy them Team Beachbody gives you a 30 day money back guarantee if you don’t like them.  Can’t beat that with stick!   I’m going to have to try these bad boys out some morning pre-run and see how it goes.  Won’t be trying it this weekend though at Hospital Hill.  I’m already going to be dealing with the 3 H’s as it is.  Heat.   Hills.  Humidity.  Enough said!

Relaxing Weekends

So we basically had nothing to do this weekend for a change.  Nothing that required us to travel really.  I did have a health expo that I did on Saturday with another fellow coach.  It was a good start to getting our “feet wet” in that department.

After the expo was done, I got to come home and enjoy my weekend with the family.  My wonderful husband rallied the kids together to help clean the house so it wouldn’t take as long.  Our daughter of course had to protest but eventually started helping out with some prodding to say the least.  The 2-year-old was actually very helpful in the beginning to help pick toys up and such.  Of course we kept having to keep redirecting him to new tasks so the toys wouldn’t start coming back out again though.  Today was a different story to say the least!  HA!  His idea of helping was dumping a small bottle of bubbles out on the floor somewhere we couldn’t see initially until he was running around and slipped and fell in he puddle of bubbles.  Luckily it was on the hardwood floor and not the tile.  It was a little more forgiving on his head, despite his hair being covered in bubbles now.  He was encouraging us to keep moving and keep cleaning though as he kept bringing us pretzels along the way.  He can be sweet when he wants to be!

Today, now that the house is clean, I’ve been working on my LEAST favorite chore…..laundry……bleh!  I despise laundry with a passion!  I would rather go out and run in the heat than do laundry!  Yes, it’s THAT bad!  I.  Do.  Not.  Like.  Laundry.

One of the things that I was given to try out are these little gems.

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I was given these as a sample to try out by Margaret from The Pontes Group.  These things are quite delicious!  Delicious to the point that I have to remind myself they aren’t candy.  Think of BIG M&Ms!  They have 3 different flavors:  Chocolate, Mint and Peanut Butter.  My favorites being the Chocolate and the Mint.  Peanut Butter is pretty good, but not my first choice.  One small box of Energems has the equivalence of 3 cups of coffee!   I’m good with one single serving which is 3 Energems.  If I need a little pick me up, this is a nice, little treat when I’m not able to get to my coffee pot!  My husband loves the things too.  I actually had to hide this box from him at one point!  HA!

To read more about Energems you can check out their website.

How has your weekend been?

Disclaimer: I am not sponsored by Energem  and while I received a free sample to review, I received no other compensation for this post and my review is 100% my own, honest opinion.