This morning, I was up at 4:30 after feeding baby Harmony. I lay awake trying to go back to sleep with no luck. I got on the computer for an hour instead, then at 6:00, I thought, "Hey, instead of going back to sleep, I'll exercise!" Great idea, right? After all, all the kids are asleep, so I'm assured of no interruptions. So I decided to take a Pilates DVD upstairs to do it. But once I got it in, I couldn't find the DVD remote and it was one of those videos that needed me to scroll down to choose a workout (Don't you hate it when you can't do anything from the stupid player itself -- why do you HAVE to have a remote just to run a stupid DVD?). So I searched for the remote for 5 minutes with no luck. I went down and tried to see if I could find an exercise DVD that would just start with a simple "play" from the DVD player. Nope, they all had some kind of "choice" involved. So I figured I'd start a video on my VCR downstairs (where all our bedrooms are). I did, but I was joined by Allison & Sarah almost immediately. "Mommy, I love to exercise. When I am a mom, I will exercise a lot, right?" says Sarah.
So I figure I'm being an extra good mom and setting such a great example for these gals, and I let them join in. We're step-tapping and arm-raising happily through the five minute warm-up when I hear Harmony crying for a feeding. By the time I finish feeding her, all seven kids are awake and it's time for our morning scripture study. So no exercise for me today. Do I get credit for trying?