So I did it, I went on a business trip during the Whole 30- days 7-10. Wasn’t that bad, mainly because I cheated. Not on food, but I was in Texas so I felt that a skinny margarita or 3 were in order. But really, as long as you have some dried fruit and load up the protein in the am, you can power through the pastries, cookies and brownies coming at you all day long in those conference rooms. The toughest thing is finding almond milk, coconut milk or LaCroix when travelling…meaning when you are not near a grocery store, as they are not regularly sold individually.
The best part of my trip was as I am waiting to board my plane yesterday my phone rings, it is Henry’s teacher. A call in the middle of a day from a teacher is never a good call- your child is sick or in trouble. Henry is never sick- the calls normally involve spitting, biting or general unhappiness with his station in life. So I dread answering it, but I do and here is what she says “Henry is fine. BUT he has stuck a bead up his nose during an art project. When we tried to get him to blow it out, he breathed in and it went up his nostril into his sinus”…..so at this point I am cringing at the thought of how painful it would be to have something that far up your nose, but at the same time so pumped he isn’t causing a ruckus of some sort. I mean at least he stuck it in his own nose vs. some unsuspecting child innocently sitting next to him at the art table. Luckily he wasn’t in pain, but the nurse said he needed to go to the pediatrician.
Doug takes him to the Dr.’s, they go to Ben and Jerry’s (pretty sure this was Doug’s idea…he will use any excuse for ice cream) and then he brings Henry home and he falls asleep. I get home from the airport right when Henry is waking up from his nap and he says “Mommy I missed you and stuck a bead up my nose, it will come out in my poop…do you want to watch Scooby Doo?”. As you can see he is fine.
A shout out to all my lovely coworkers I just spent a few days with, love y’all but whoever noticed the huge zit right in-between my eyes and didn’t alert me to pop it or at least cover Mt. Rainier with some concealer- I must really reconsider how teamwork is defined!! It wasn’t there at 7 am when I got ready- but after I talked in front of 200 people and finally went into the bathroom around 1 pm- there it was…just heinous…I AM 47- enough with the zits!
Today before we left for school we revised our Whole 30 Driving Playlist. Basically when you are denying yourself crackers, bread, cheese and wine- you have to jam out. These were the songs Henry picked- he is four.
- Eric Church, Drink in my Hand
- Maren Morris, My Church
- K7, Come Baby Come
- Flo Rida, My House
- ZBB, Homegrown