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thing I noticed when I entered the place was the familiar yet vile odor. I immediately wondered why they don’t scrub
the place down with lemon-scented Lysol, which has its own smell, so powerfully
chemical lemon that you can tell from down the block the floors are clean.
think they keep that odor on purpose, because that’s what gyms are supposed to
smell like. Maybe there’s a supplier
that sells “Eau du Gym” in spray bottles, in case there’s a slow day.
second thing I noticed was that I was hungry and my blood sugar was already
dropping before I even changed into my spandex shorts. If I’m going to work out before lunch every
day (ok, several times a week) (ok, more than once a year), I’m going to need a
high-protein snack mid-morning. An
easily transportable bar that I could stash in my briefcase would be good. Snickers bars don’t count. Suggestions, anyone?
five-year-old has unusual interests.
Given some free time she often brings me blank paper and demands that I
fill it with math problems for her to solve.
She’s bored with adding and subtracting small numbers so the other day I
taught her to do column addition.
Bit is a tad oppositional at times, and felt it unnecessarily restrictive to
add the numbers from right to left (I
haven’t given her problems with carrying yet).
I add the tens first? It comes out the
yes, but later when you do harder problems it will be important to add the ones
to do hard problems now!”
quite yet. How about some quantum
unusual thing about Little Bit is her fastidious nature. Sometimes I pick her up from school and find
she has changed her clothes. (Pre-K kids
keep extras at school.)
you change your clothes, Little Bit?”
muddy at recess.”
the discarded clothes and find them slightly dirty.
contrast, then I pick up eight-year-old Tigger.
“Tigger! Your pants are covered with mud!”
all I’ve got.