Early Morning Jog

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Josh has been starting to talk for about a month now. If he someday asks me when he started talking, I’d say 18 months.

He has a few words he says, which are, again in case he asks me someday, ball, up, car, two, duck, hello, bye and old. I’m sure I am forgetting some others but you get the gist.

I was remarking the other day that it’s rather unfortunate that two of the words he says are “old” and “ball” which I heard him saying around the house the other day. I’m sure that will come back to embarrass me at some point!

Either way, it shows he understands some things. So I don’t know why it surprised me so much when today he kept dragging me around the house to show me things. I kept wondering “what does this kid want?” and then I finally listened to him saying “two” and pointing at the objects.

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He was grouping things in groups of two. The balls, some cars. All over the house, he kept putting two similiar items together.

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Maybe that’s normal, but I was pretty impressed.

Later that morning, inspired by my sisters amazing performance at the LA Marathon yesterday, I thought I should really go out running. I mean, sure it was in the 30s but at least it wasn’t raining.

So I went for a jog.

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How come no one warned me how odd it is to run with a jogging stroller? What do you do with your hands? I had to keep alternating them which I’m sure made me look crazy.

I also know that jogging with a stroller (or even a “pram” or “pushchair” as they are known here in England), is nowhere near as common place as it is in America, but at one point I passed an elderly woman out walking her dog, who as we passed by muttered “well that’s not something you see everyday.” I can only assume she was talking to the dog and it’s sheltered existence.

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Josh had great fun pointing out all the ducks and birds along the river so maybe I’ll be forced to run more.

When I got back home I made myself a breakfast smoothie, which has to be one of the easiest ones to do.

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You just throw a handful of spinach, one banana, and a cut up mango (I used a handful of frozen mango chunks today) into a blender. Add a cup of milk (I think it was originally almond milk, but as I haven’t found that in England yet I just use skimmed), and blend.

Easy.

I feel that anything with spinach in it earns me some points.

Although, after that, I made some peanut butter chocolate chip cookies for a toddler group that afternoon, so any of the good done this morning will go down the drain.

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Oh well! It’s worth it!

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One response to “Early Morning Jog

  1. My grand son is so clever! He was doing that(counting two corn cobs and saying two) on the video a week ago.

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