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To Be Young…Or Godzilla!!!

I took two of my sons with me to the gym today.

They wanted to go.  I should have realized that was a bad sign.

I’ve been wanting to take them with me for a while now, so I could teach them how to use the equipment correctly.

So they would be safe.

So they would be knowledgeable.

So they would not need to go to the Emergency Room.

It seemed like a good idea.

The only problem was they didn’t seem to realize what a truly horrible place the gym is.

Humor Funny Humorous Family Life Love Laugh Laughter Parenting Mom Moms Dad Dads Parenting Child Kid Kids Children Son Sons Daughter Daughters Brother Brothers Sister Sisters Grandparent Grandma Grandpa Grandparents Grandfather Grandmother Parenting Gina Valley If Only I Was Young…Or Godzilla!!! Gym Working OutThey had a great time.

I tried to explain to them that it is not a fun playground, no matter how much fun they thought they were having. I reminded them that gyms are such accursed places that they put them in prisons.

They are, apparently, too young to realize that the elliptical trainer is not a fun racing simulator, but actually punishment  for years of starting dinner with Oreo’s instead of salads.

They thought weighing themselves on the super accurate, right-there-in-front-of-everyone scale was a hoot. They even tried standing on it in different ways in an effort to make themselves heavier. Heavier.

I wouldn’t weigh myself on that scale even if there was a blackout and everyone in the gym was blind.

They weren’t the least bit self-conscious or uncomfortable, as they climbed onto the leg press machine, despite needing to contort themselves into what appears to be a gynecological exam position, with their knees nearly in their ears.

I blush every time I use that machine. They laughed and discussed whether tooting would provide them with enough jet propulsion to lift another 20 pounds (I’ve been victim to their tooting. It could easily lift another 40).

I came home feeling like I was dying and wishing I could take a nap. I wondered if I could just melt into our sofa.

Humor Funny Humorous Family Life Love Laugh Laughter Parenting Mom Moms Dad Dads Parenting Child Kid Kids Children Son Sons Daughter Daughters Brother Brothers Sister Sisters Grandparent Grandma Grandpa Grandparents Grandfather Grandmother Parenting Gina Valley If Only I Was Young…Or Godzilla!!! Gym Working OutThey came home energized and ready to go for a run. They jogged around our block twice before coming into our house.

I was too tired to even mix my protein drink.

They made it for me, and then dashed out to re-arrange our garage. They were excited about doing some more lifting.

I could hear them laughing and joking as they moved around the heavy boxes and tools.

When they came in, they asked me if we could go to the gym again tomorrow.

Before school.

When it opens.

At 5:30 AM.

I think this is why Godzilla steps on young people.

Laugh Out Loud!

-gina

Do you have any overly enthusiastic gym-mates? Do your children like to work out? Does lifting a fork full of food to your mouth really burn calories?  Shoot me a comment. I’m looking forward to hearing all about it. And, I can’t get off of the sofa.

Photos courtesy of Dreamstime.com – Used with permission.
This post originally appeared right here on ginavalley.com titled Oh To Be Young…Or Godzilla!!!
on February 9, 2015.
7 Responses
  • Sheri Saretsky
    February 1, 2017

    I loved this, Gina! It amazes me that my best friend is a runner…I have to remind her that it’s a miracle that we are friends!

    • gina valley
      February 13, 2017

      So glad to hear that, Sheri! Always fun to share a giggle!
      I hope your runner friend realizes how amazing you are being by overlooking her problem! ;o)

  • Molly Stevens
    February 1, 2017

    LOL. I wish I had that much energy just once in my life!

    • gina valley
      February 13, 2017

      Yes! Me, too, Molly! Even half that much energy for just one afternoon would be great!

    • Kaylin
      May 2, 2017

      I hope this is not the last we will hear of this unfortunate inen.eitdFircworks and BOMBS are made of the same basic ingredients. Importers of this stuff must be closely checked, monitored and if need be STOPPED! Really, what is the use or need of fireworks and what benefit does it give to the regular Nigerian? aside for causing momentary shock, making a lot of noise and sadly now, A FIRE HAZARD!

  • I'm Not Grandpa
    February 3, 2017

    We take my two-year old to the gym with us. So far he’s entertained in the daycare area. I could only imagine the havoc he would wreak if we let him loose in the rest of the gym.

    • gina valley
      February 13, 2017

      We picked this gym when 6 of my 7 kids were under age 7, because they had free daycare. I think the gym wishes they hadn’t had free daycare now! ;o)