Here are the top five things that it does not mean.
1. It does not mean I will need someone to remind me to put on underwear.
2. Or brush my teeth, hair, eat my vegetables and flush the toilet.
3. It also does not mean I plan to start walking around with my hand stuffed down the back of my shorts.
|Whose kid is that anyway!?! Please don't get me started on the socks!|
4. Nor does it mean I will give up driving. Seriously people, I've got to get from point A to B.
5. Lastly, from a conversational standpoint, it doesn't mean I plan to start tacking on 'no offense' to every offensive statement I make. One of the things that living like an adult has taught me is if you have to say 'no offense' you're probably better off without saying it.
Now for the initial results. I'm really excited about this because they are all about immediate gratification and what kid doesn't like that?
It's simple. If you want more energy cut back on your sugar.
And when I say cut back I don't mean eliminate. I just mean follow the same rules I impose on my kids. Modest amounts of sugar are fine, as in one small cookie or piece of chocolate after dinner.
What I didn't write about is the good stuff. On Wednesday morning I woke up with a ridiculous jolt of energy that shows no signs of ebbing. In fact, I'm still searching for alternate explanations. Could it be the full moon, the fact that the kid are back in school, the passing of winter solstice? It's hard to believe all this extra energy is really tied to cutting back on sugar.
Friday after school, a time in the week when I'm usually dragging, I was wide awake and up for anything. We came home, made snacks and then my daughter asked if we could listen to Pink Martini on the stereo.
"Sure," I said. "And we could even make up a dance to it too."
And we did. We made up a dance routine that will NOT be available for screening at any time in the future but that's beside the point. The point is that on a Friday at 4:00 I had the energy of nine year old! And if that's not immediate gratification, I'm not sure what is.