Kids can be so weird + a video shoot

by Kim on May 20, 2014

Oh hi! I’ve been kinda off the grid for a few days.

Mostly, I’ve been fighting what I’m pretty sure is a sinus infection (judging by the way my ears feel like they’re going to blast off the sides of my head–does that sound right?).

I’d tell you about my weekend, but it’s already a big blur. According to the photo evidence in my phone, we hit up a local carnival.


I know he doesn’t look it, but Mason was BLOWN AWAY by that train.


We spent about 90% of our time at this one ride–which, by the way, this preggo wasn’t allowed to ride. Imagine the dangers I could have been exposed to at speeds of < 5 mph!!

Brent also took him down the big slide with the potato sacks. I think I had more fun than they did, just watching him try to situate his long legs into the tiny potato sack foot holders. Ha!


Again, I swear the kid was way happier than he looks. His concentrated face looks a lot like his “I’m about to melt down” face–probably got that from his mom.

Two random Mason updates I just have to share:

1. I put shorts on him for the first time this year, and it was hilarious. He kept fiddling around with the hem and whining, looking at me like, “where’d the rest of my pants go? This isn’t right…”

Ha! The poor kid is so change averse.

2. For the past couple months, we’ve been enduring this horrible phase where he screams through his baths–the whole time, every single time.

I was going insane trying to figure out what was wrong, since he used to love baths. I bought new bath toys, I bought new soap, we lowered the water temp–I even got in with him once (he just looked at me like I was a lunatic). Nothing worked.

Then, all of a sudden, a few days ago, it just stopped. Out of the clear blue.

Knock on wood, he’s been a complete angel for the last few baths–not a peep, even during the water torture event, aka “hair rinsing.”

Kids can be so weird.

In other news, I got to tag along on a video shoot for a commercial this morning for work.


We were filming bikers for a TV spot that will promote chocolate milk as a recovery drink. (The best part was the post-biking chugging shots. Except that it was 85 degrees and sunny, and I was SO jealous of those ice cold bottles of chocolate milk!)

There was a lot of sitting around between takes, but I did manage to liven things up by falling backwards out of a chair at one point. Imagine the poor video crew trying to figure out how to help a big pregnant lady completely turtled-out on the ground, feet in the air. Ha!


We also got to film a pro cyclist for awhile. Not a bad gig.


Possibly the best part of all: I left with a tiny bit of color on my arms! Small victories for us sad, pale midwesterners.

So this upcoming weekend’s going to be an exciting one for us.

On Friday morning, we’re taking Mason to a really specialized allergy clinic in La Crosse (about 2.5 hours away) to see if we might be able to treat his food allergies with a unique treatment method they do there, called sublingual immunotherapy.

Basically, they give patients drops containing their allergens under the tongue, in the hopes that their bodies will build up tolerance to the allergens over time. It’s actually a fairly well-studied method that’s seen dramatic success and is already widely popular in Europe, but because it hasn’t been tested here in the US enough to be approved by the FDA, it still flies under the radar. We’re praying for a miracle!

We’ll also be visiting our parents, attending a BBQ with friends, and hopefully meeting our new little niece Roxie (who was born at 34 weeks and is still hanging out in the NICU, but doing well!).

Hope you’re having a great week!

P.S. Have you entered my CLIF giveaway yet?? The cool people at CLIF are giving away THREE prize packages, including SHOT bloks, gels, and hydration/recovery drink mixes. You have 2 more days to get your name in the pot!



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Claire May 21, 2014 at 1:27 pm

Adele has HATED baths for the past couple of months too, out of the blue…I’ve tried new toys, cooler water, bubbles/no bubbles…can’t figure it out! She screams the entire time, won’t play with toys and won’t sit down. I’m at a loss…hoping it stops out of the blue like it did for you! I miss the fun bath days! Had to share, glad is not alone, still stumped by it!


Kim May 21, 2014 at 1:41 pm

That’s so crazy!!! I don’t know what it is! We were wondering if he was just tired and cranky after a full day at daycare (and crappy napping), but he did it on the weekends too.

To be fair, we did have a little setback last night. Some melting down during the hair washing part. But it seems like there’s always a little relapse before kids totally adjust to their new ways, so hopefully we’re almost there.

I’m sure the same thing will happen to Adele, hopefully very soon, so just hold on for now!! It’s so frustrating, I know.


Katie @ running4cupcakes May 21, 2014 at 11:58 am

Fingers crossed for your appointment. And I laughed out loud about you falling out of that chair – too funny!! And yeah for some color – looking forward to getting some myself at the lake this weekend. :)
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Kim May 21, 2014 at 12:36 pm

I love lake vacations so much. :) Have fun!!


Giselle@myhealthyhappyhome May 20, 2014 at 11:06 pm

Isn’t it funny how kids are so enthralled by slow moving trains!?! My SON is obsessed! We used to go every Tuesday to the free train rides at our local shopping center and it was the highlight of his week!
The photo shoot sounds like a blast! Minus the falling out of the chair ;-)
Fingers crossed you get some answers from the allergy tests!!


Kim May 21, 2014 at 12:36 pm

It’s hilarious! When he wasn’t riding it, he was staring in total awe. That would be awesome to have one close by!

Yeah, the chair fall wasn’t my finest moment. :)
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Ashley @ My Food N Fitness Diaries May 20, 2014 at 11:05 pm

Hunter went through one of those phases that he hated baths, and then…just like little Mason, he suddenly loved them again out of the blue. Who knows. Who the heck knows! Kids can certainly be weird. I don’t even try to understand anymore.

I’m intrigued by Mason’s allergy appointment. Thinking of you guys! I hope it works, I really do. I can’t even imagine having to deal with all of that on a daily basis.
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Kim May 21, 2014 at 12:34 pm

Ha! So funny that Hunter did the same thing. I’ll report back on the allergy thing–thanks for your thoughts!


Presley @ Run Pretty May 20, 2014 at 8:14 pm

1.) Sorry they didn’t let you ride the train, but you did fall out of a stationary chair, soo… (JUST KIDDING.)

2.) I love chocolate milk.

3.) Crossing my fingers y’all get some answers when it comes to the allergies. I can’t imagine having to deal with that on TOP of dealing with a toddler. But really, thinking of him!
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Kim May 21, 2014 at 12:32 pm

The chair thing was just to show everyone how resilient I am. Possibly even resilient enough to ride a slow-moving train in a small circle without going into labor/dying. No one trusts pregnant women anymore!

Chocolate milk is awesome. Watching people drink it while I was sweaty and hot and not getting any was less awesome. :)


Holly @ EatGreatBEGreat May 20, 2014 at 7:05 pm

Well, despite the fact that you haven’t been feel well, you’ve been awfully busy these days! It all sounds like a blast though, especially the photo shoot with the exception of falling out of the chair, of course, which I could totally picture by the way. Ha!

The bath thing with Mason is so weird! Hopefully, his hate for it won’t be returning anytime soon! And I hope things work out with the new food allergy treatment! Keeping my fingers crossed!
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Kim May 21, 2014 at 12:33 pm

For the record, the chair was placed on an incline in soft dirt…well, ok, I was the one who placed it there. :) haha


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