Five Prized Possessions

Good Morning! Happy last day of January. The weather here in Chicagoland is going to be up near 60 degrees today. That’s crazy for January!

Yesterday, my son Jacob brought home a paper from school titled “My Most Prized Possessions.” His class had to pretend that they were pioneers going on a trip and could only bring five of their most important things.

Here is the five things Jacob picked to bring:

  • My android powered Samsung Dart (phone).
  • My phone charger
  • A portable power outlet
  • WiFi
  • My phone case

Seriously?!! He’s 10! When did kids start growing up so fast? Today’s kids are so technology savvy. If that were my list when I was 10, it would look more like this:

  • Barbies
  • Books
  • My family
  • Candy
  • My cat

Children are so different today than they were when I was young. Sometimes, it’s hard for me to wrap my mind around.

I guess I should have expected this from Jacob though. He is the one who went online and signed up for college courses. And then the college called me to find out when he would be starting. You better believe that we went to the library and got a book and a DVD on internet safety after that one.

It’s seem like kids are in such a hurry to grow up these days. Enjoy being a kid!

Today’s Workout

  • 15 minutes elliptical
  • Cardio Tone & Fit class

I have been forgetting to wear my heart rate monitor watch lately, and today I remembered to wear it. My heart rate was definitely up doing the cardio part of today’s class.

Do you see Jacob’s face in the background. Apparently my love of self pictures disgusts him.

When I walked into class this morning, people had the steps set up. I was like crap, I accidentally walked into step class and now it’s too late to sneak out because everyone has already seen me. Obviously, I don’t enjoy using the step very much.

But it turns out that we were just using the step for the cardio portion of the class. So, I sucked it up and set my step up. Now my calves hurt.

Heather’s Gym Etiquette Tip of the Day:

  • You can’t “save” a machine – Leaving your dirty sweatshirt, Kindle, and water bottle on top of the elliptical and then going to the weight machines, does not “give you dibs” on the machine. You can’t use two machines at once. There’s about six elliptical machines in the gym, and five are in use. There’s no “machine saving.” Jeesh.

After the gym, I came home and made a bagelwich with roasted potatoes and carrots from last night’s dinner and grapes.

Questions of the day:

What are five of your most important possessions?

If you have kids, does yours have a cell phone? What age do you think a child should get one? I think it’s good for kids to have a cell phone for emergency situations, like if they’re at a friend’s house or sports practice and need to reach you.

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2 Responses to Five Prized Possessions

  1. V is only 4, so no phone. I have started teaching how to use mine though.

  2. Allison @ PickyEatingRD

    Hahahhaha – he signed himself up for online classes?!?! I love it! I love even more that the college called you!

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