Tailgating and the hair emergency

by Kim on November 18, 2013

Hello friends!

This weekend was a fun one. My company hosted its annual company/client college football tailgate party, which also included tickets to the Wisconsin/Indiana game. It rained like crazy, but we still had a blast.

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The food was excellent…

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As were the drinks (I had a few amaaazing Bloody Mary’s)…

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We brought Mason for part of the tailgate party, before sending him home for a nap (my bro came over to babysit while we went to the game). He took one look at the wide open space inside the giant tent and declared it heaven.

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He also met an older woman… (!)

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The two of them had so much fun chasing each other around (in the rain). She kept yelling “This way, baby! Chase me, baby!” Haha! So cute.

Yesterday involved a little recovery time for me. Turns out I’m not in college anymore, folks. (But when you’re new at a company, trying to make a good impression, and everyone around you takes a group shot, do you turn it down?? No, you do not.)

I’m really shocked that I somehow made it through a good NASM study sesh, despite being totally drained and glued to the couch most of the day. (Only 4 more weeks to Exam Day–WHAT!? So. Not. Ready.)

Here’s something else that happened yesterday:

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I know it’s not even Thanksgiving yet, but whatever. It’s just a few things, ok?

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I’d happily put our tree up right now if that didn’t seem to be frowned upon by society. (Or maybe it’s just frowned upon by my husband?)

Oh, did I tell you about Mase’s haircut debacle?

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I’ve cut his hair myself a few times now, and was getting pretty confident…until I decided to give the razor method a shot. Apparently, this was way too much power in my hands.

I cannot (CAN. NOT.) explain how it happened, but I somehow managed a TV-sitcom-worthy “slip” that resulted in a gaping near-bald spot right on the back of the poor kid’s head. I tried so hard to blame other things–the stupid razor, the way he refused to put his head down–but the reality is that it was all me.

Luckily, my friend is a hair stylist and was kind enough to rush over in response to a text message that included the words “HAIR EMERGENCY.” I begged her not to laugh. She couldn’t help it.

Anyway, he now has a SUPER-short borderline-military cut, but the “bald” spot is relatively hidden. Plus, it’s been less than a week and I can already see how much it’s grown back.

He’s still a little embarrassed about it, though, poor kid.

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Here’s his latest trick, by the way: triggering the water dispenser on the fridge, so he gets a spray to the eye.

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He still acts shocked when it happens, every time.

By the end of the day yesterday, after not working out all weekend, my legs were getting The Itch. (Know what I mean?) I wasn’t in the mood for a run or anything full-body, so I opted for a few leg-targeting videos.

First up: the Fitnessista’s Barre Burner. I loooove barre workouts and eat them up when I find them online. This one’s pretty short, though, and I wanted to really annihilate the Leg Itch, so afterwards, I moved on to this legs/thighs Blogilates workout.

Have you tried Blogilates yet? I’m officially a fan. Cassey has an insane amount of in-home bodyweight workout videos on her blog, along with workout calendars, recipes, meal plans, and cool printables. You can seriously get lost for hours on that site.

Plus, she has a really sweet, positive personality that (kind of) helps you forget that your body is on fire during her workouts. During the leg/thigh burner, she casually talked about fall fashion while plie-squatting a bazillion times. Ha!

Here’s to a great week!

Parents: do you cut your kids’ hair yourself?

Favorite place to go online for exercise videos?

I like bodyrock.tv and yoga download, in addition to blogs, of course!

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Alex @ Alex Runs For Food November 19, 2013 at 11:24 am

OMG I love your Christmas decorations…. My husband doesn’t know it yet but today I am cleaning and putting up the Christmas decorations!! I just love Christmas so much I dont care that it isn’t Thanksgiving yet… Its happening :)
Thanks for sharing about blogilates…. I’m checking that out today also!

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Ali November 19, 2013 at 8:34 am

I’m impressed that you cut his hair! I would be way too scared to cut Aiden’s.
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Kim November 19, 2013 at 9:15 am

Obviously I should have been more scared, haha. :)

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Giselle@myhealthyhappyhome November 18, 2013 at 10:14 pm

Haha! The Love Nugget has been doing the same thing with the water on the fridge lately! It’s hilarious that he is so surprised every time!
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Kim November 19, 2013 at 9:16 am

Oh funny! Yeah, I thought if I just let him do it a few times, he would understand what happened and lose interest. Nope! :)

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Katie @ running4cupcakes November 18, 2013 at 12:39 pm

OMG I can’t believe that you cut Mason’s hair! I would never even attempt it with Luke! But I am totally not talented when it comes to hair cutting and I don’t have a friend that could help in a hair emergency!! :) Glad it all worked out.

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Kim November 19, 2013 at 9:19 am

Yes, you need to have a friend on-call just in case, haha. :) For some reason I’m committed to learning how to do it myself–I think mostly out of laziness/wanting to avoid trips to a salon. Plus, at home, we position him in front of the TV so he can watch mickey mouse and stay quiet while I’m doing it! :)

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Rachel B @ Busy Mama Fitness November 18, 2013 at 12:26 pm

OH NO!!!!! I’ve totally done that to my kid. Thank goodness for hair stylist friends!!!! And I LOVE that Barre Burner workout – holy crap Fitnessista kicks your butt in like 10 minutes (if even that long?) Love Blogilates too – she’s my go-to workout person on rest days. Do you have her app? (well, do you have an iphone?) She’s got ALL of her workouts on there – it’s amazeballs.
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Kim November 19, 2013 at 9:20 am

I don’t have her app–or an iPhone, actually, but I think she has an android version of it available now too!

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Kim November 18, 2013 at 12:26 pm

Tailgating sounds fun!!
I never cut our boys hair but my husband used to – not always with the best results but…
And, I remember when my youngest discovered the water dispenser – he didn’t just want to get a little spray – he would stretch his body to the max and just hold it down until I happened to walk into a complete mess – good times!!!
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Kim November 19, 2013 at 9:21 am

Hahaha! I guess I’m lucky Mason still stops right away once he gets that initial spray!

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Amanda November 18, 2013 at 12:03 pm

I LOVE Blogilates! Cassie is great, and I love that I don’t need equipment to do her workouts.

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Kim November 19, 2013 at 9:22 am

Very cool that you’ve tried her workouts!

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Elizabeth November 18, 2013 at 11:59 am

You’ve got to try fitness blender! There are tons of workouts of every style!

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Kim November 19, 2013 at 9:23 am

Oh yeah! Forgot about those guys! It’s been awhile, but I have tried their stuff. Man, I really need to sit down and write a list of all the great options out there. SOO many!

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