Parenting teenagers is hazardous to my health

Last night one of my older boys left with a friend and didn’t contact me when he said he would so I woke up in a panic around 1am. He missed my call and several texts so I was wide awake by the time he got back to me around 2am. Also, my daughter started detasseling today and wanted me to wake her up at 4am. I had dishes to do so I just decided to stay up. I went back to bed at 5 and got up again at 7:45. I’m tired. I decided to do the recovery run that I didn’t get a chance to do yesterday because of the storms. I walked a half mile to the cemetery, jogged a mile around the cemetery, and walked the half mile home. The heat index was 100 degrees by the time I was able to get out the door. At least I felt like I was in solidarity with my daughter walking the corn fields. I’m ready for a solid night of sleep tonight. Well, until 4am rolls around anyway. And my boys are not aloud to leave tonight. I really am proud of my daughter for going back for a second day of detasseling though. She doesn’t tolerate heat well so today was really rough for her. In Whole30 news, today has gone pretty well. I had my usual smoothie for breakfast, a banana with cashew butter and unsweetened chocolate as a snack, sautéed greens, mushrooms, and onions with eggs for lunch, and I had potatoes from the garden for dinner with broccoli and leftover meat sauce from last night. After dinner yesterday, I was faced with a food challenge because we took my older boys to an open mic night at a local pub and they both ordered fries. They looked and smelled so good. I love French fries. I resisted them but it really took significant effort. I consider that a major victory though!

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