I am a night owl. During my college years I would routinely be up almost all night and then sleep until about 11 am or so. Sometimes it was because I was out with the boys, but more often than not it was because I enjoy this time of day.
It is quiet. Here in the dark I gain perspective on the events of the day. Sometimes my perspective is colored by the time. Sometimes the things that bother me feel worse, but that is not a frequent occurrence.
Even now years removed from college my inclination is to be up until 2 or 3. It is not so easily done. There are so many responsibilities. It is not just the kids or work, but the combination of the two. This leads me to my next complaint.
My fragile male ego is having trouble dealing with aging. I truly don’t get too riled up at my hair loss. It is thinning, but I am no where close to bald. What bothers me is the gym. In particular running at the gym on the basketball court. I seem to be losing a step.
Some of it can be attributed to carrying extra weight, but not all of it. I am noticeably slower. Guys who shouldn’t be able to blow by me are pulling away from me and those that used to be slower seem to be keeping up. I am working on a solution for this, but I am not real sure that I can take a 38 year old body that has been used and abused and turn it into a 25 year old. Not when it comes to speed. I can do it in a number of areas, but speed is doubtful.
Life at home has its moments. There is nothing like the terrible twos. Today we got to play all sorts of fun games. There was let’s pee on dad’s side of the bed and then there was let’s poop in the tub.
On a side note I have an issue with the various words we use for our bathroom business. Maybe I’ll stop and blog about it. Nah, I’ll just include it here.
The words we use for this particular function are missing something. The expressions just don’t ring true. Here is a short list of things you hear people say. If this is TMI kindly skip to the next post. It goes something like this:
I am going to take a ______________________.
Words that could be inserted in the blank include: Dump, bowel movement, shit, poop, crap, dukie, and or dootie.
Sorry, none of them work for me. Doesn’t mean that I don’t use some or all of them, but there is something not quite right there.
Moving on to the next post now.