I believe in running for my sanity, lying to my kids and Santa Claus. Not that they have anything to do with each other – except for this morning.
Long story short – I’ve been having a wonderful, but busy week. I spent the past three days with some of the smartest and savviest women I know at Coca-Cola’s Live Positively Social Media Conference; then, last night, I was honored with 11 other of Atlanta’s social media mavens at DigitiniATL as a part of Social Media Atlanta week. While it’s all GREAT stuff I’ve been on the go and have neglected one thing – getting my run on.
Yeah. I kind of need that for my sanity. Sometimes I’ve been known to turn into a “crazy lady” when I don’t make the time to run. I also don’t think clearly and can’t stay on my game which causes me to
drop the ball completely fumble when my 9-year-old know-it-all son decides to torture my 7-year-old daughter.
We’re driving to school this morning and “Santa Claus is Coming to Town” came on the radio in a commercial.
“That’s true,” Milan said.
“What?” I asked.
“Santa Clause IS coming to town,” she replied so sweetly.
Enter my own personal Grinch.
“No it’s not. Santa Claus isn’t real. Santa is YOUR PARENTS!”
GASP! (that was me)
GASP! (that was Milan)
“MILES! Why would you say that?”
Don’t ask me why I asked him that subjecting
myself poor Milan to more.
“Santa and you have the same handwriting AND you use the same marker.”
Yes, y’all that was the best I could come up with. See what no running does.
“Come on, Mom. I’m getting older.”
Here’s where the lies come in.
“Miles, that’s so NOT true and Milan DON’T listen to him. I am NOT Santa Claus and I still believe in Santa.”
Thank goodness I didn’t get struck by lightening and my baby girl is not ready to let go of the fantasy. She’s used to Miles trying to torment her so she believed me over him.
While the end is fast approaching for good ol’ Saint Nick I would love to keep his magic alive for one more year. Apparently, I’m going to need to slip in a few white lies and stick to my running schedule if that’s going to happen.
Winks & Smiles,