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Blended Family Friday: I Forget

You know how while we’re giving birth we swear up and down that we will never do it again? And if you’ve never given birth, the same thing happens during the marathon too, right? And if you’ve never done a marathon, it also happens while assembling Ikea furniture or untangling Christmas lights.

So we’re pushing out our babies or slogging through the last few miles of a marathon and we swear to whoever will listen to us that we will never, ever for as long as we live, do it again.

And then we do. Some of us over and over and over and over again, depending on how crazy we are or whether or not the NHL is on strike.

But on the opposite end of the spectrum, we have this scene: It’s late, the kids are finally in bed, our clothes have bits of dried food crusted on the shoulders and it’s so hot outside that our legs are sticking to the leather seats that are covered in toast crumbs from the morning’s breakfast… from last week. We finally collapse into bed, makeup still on, wearing the same clothes we’ve been wearing all day and we’re too tired to even plug our phones in, let alone kiss our partner goodnight.

But for some reason, on this particular night, we decide to force ourselves out of bed to shower, slip into bed and get bizzayyy. And I swear, every. single. time this happens, we lie there hand in hand, sweaty and staring at the ceiling with stars in our eyes and we wonder why we would ever choose to instead roll over and go to sleep.

One memory lapse gives us more sleep and the other takes it all away.

Do you have less sex in the summer months when it’s hot and humid? Or is it the same all year round?

Do you want kids? How many?

What is the last thing you bought from Ikea?

I got Freddy a desk for his room and he assembled the whole thing by himself.

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  • Meghan@CleanEatsFastFeets September 11, 2015, 3:56 am

    I love assembling furniture. It’s like a giant pop up puzzle and I could do it for days on end. Yes, I recognize it’s weird. I should hire myself out.

    I have no idea if we have more or less sex in the summer. We have AC so the humidity really isn’t a huge deterrent although I can see how it would be. I think like everything in life we have bouts of bunny rabbit activities, then periods of lulls followed by more bouts of bunny rabbit activities.

    • suzy.suzyheather@gmail.com September 11, 2015, 8:31 am

      Oh ya, I forgot about the luxury of AC! It doesn’t get hot enough here for everyone to have it. Just a few people here and there get it installed in their houses and the rest of us just hook up those portable ones to a window or two.

  • Susie @ SuzLyfe September 11, 2015, 4:56 am

    Our sex lives are pretty much dictated by his rotations and whether or not I see him. And if every time I finish a marathon I’m all, “Let’s do that again”…. I am not having that many children.

    • suzy.suzyheather@gmail.com September 11, 2015, 8:29 am

      Marathons cost about $100. Add a three more zeros, and that’s what a kid costs. After a marathon, people serve us a bounty of delicious food. After having kids, we end up eating the crusts off of our kids’ sandwiches and leftover cold macaroni.

  • Jamie September 11, 2015, 7:29 am

    I would love to have 3… I would say I want 4 or 5 but I think that might be a little much for me. And all of my bedroom furniture came from Ikea… death by puzzle pieces and pictionary directions.

    • suzy.suzyheather@gmail.com September 11, 2015, 8:25 am

      I literally got a knee injury from assembling Ikea furniture once. I guess I was kneeling on it for too long and totally stressed it out. That’s my excuse now. I’m too Ikea furniture injury prone.

  • Megan @ Meg Go Run September 11, 2015, 7:47 am

    We have sex MORE in the summer months because I rarely feel like getting bizzaaaay after a long day at work, so usually it’s on the weekend. But in the summer when I work less, I am more game.

    No kids for me. Never wanted them.

    • suzy.suzyheather@gmail.com September 11, 2015, 8:24 am

      Oh, true. I can see how summer holidays would be more conducive to the horizontal chicken dance.

  • Laura @ This Runner's Recipes September 11, 2015, 10:19 am

    Kids scare me so much right now, which I used to think made me a bad Catholic until half the PhD students at my grad school (who are all married and super-devout) didn’t have any kids well in their 30s and 40s. I’ll know Ryan and will probably want one or two someday, if my dumb endo/lean PCOS ever let me.
    But, for now, let’s just say that he and I are still very much newlyweds in an apartment packed full of IKEA furniture.

    • suzy.suzyheather@gmail.com September 11, 2015, 11:31 am

      Awe, that’s cute. <3 Just don't use any pieces of the furniture as props!

  • Helly on the Run September 13, 2015, 3:11 pm

    Two and through. The husband wanted more kids and I told him he was cray. I started bawling when I was told my second was a boy to the point the sonogram lady asked if I was okay. I just kept saying, “I’m done! I’m done!” (my first was a girl 🙂 )

    • suzy.suzyheather@gmail.com September 13, 2015, 5:12 pm

      Awe. So cute. <3 Kids are so much work <---- HUGE UNDERSTATEMENT but I don't know what I would do without any one of them. Yeah I do. I'd die.

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