If you didn’t know it before, let this post serve to notify you: I am a wimp.
I made it just 42 hours into a 10-day detox and threw in the towel. As it turns out, my planning was less than stellar. Trying to give up food and caffeine at the same time during the hottest week in more than two decades was probably not the wisest choice. On top of that, Monkey Boy has swimming lessons this week with the swim Nazi, (which is post for another day) but the upshot is, I’m on Monkey Boy duty.
I knew it was time to call it quits when I about tore his head off because his toy truck was making noise. I can’t be ugly to my kid over lemonade. I’m thinking of trying again when it’s cooler and I’m not playing the role of Monkey Wrangler. Maybe I won’t. Either way, this taught me I am incredibly grateful for 4 things: food, caffeine, good childcare and air conditioning.