Tuesday, April 19, 2011

a number of questions

Does anyone out there have a 3 year old daughter (or son) who regularly stops women on the street, in the mall, at restaurants, to tell them that they look fabulous? Or that they just love their shoes, or how great their skirt is? Because, no joke, this is what my 3 year old daughter does.

I began noticing her quietly comment on how beautiful these women we'd see out were. I guess she couldn't keep it in anymore, and she began approaching them. 

While in Florida last week for spring break she fell in love with a fabulous white flowy dress and then she saw the shoes. A simple Turquoise beaded wedge. Thats what broke her. She squealed and shouted "I love your dress and those SHOES" to a woman who was older than her grammas (not that thats very old:) She may have made that womans day.
The same thing happen a day later only we chased a women into the bathroom to tell her how beautiful she looked. Where did this girl come from? She never tells me my shoes are great.

Next question, did anyone see the results to the Boston Marathon? The male winner ran 26.2 miles in 2:03 min! The fastest marathon ever. How does one get there body to do that? I'd like to know.  The woman winner did it in 2:22 min. Not too shabby. 8 out of top 10 male finishers were from Ethiopia or Kenya (and 6 out of top 10 women were also).  I can't help but feel a bit of pride when I read that. Maybe because one of my kids is Ethiopian and the other's middle namesake is Kenya, as in the country? Maybe it only means something to me because I've been running for 20 years and I would do anything to run like some of those those guys.

Either way, I am in awe.

My last question. Will I even run in the Boston Marathon? (or any marathon for that matter)


  1. Next year - I'll keep the kids and you and Andy take a trip to Boston. You really need to try it. XOXOX

  2. This cracks me up. She is such a character. And, I'm just gonna throw this out there... Chicago marathon 2012!!

  3. Yes Jane, you will run a marathon. Got a great one in November. I would be thrilled if you could join me! I'm sure you'd be faster than me but the spirit of the marathon is the same. Think about it! Pam

  4. Adi is hilarious-so fun! I've never been a "good" runner...but I need to get back at my not-so-good running. I think you should run a marathon!