The twins are much easier to handle now, as kids. The two of them have only gone to school one day, and they have very different opinions already!
“How was school?”
“It was fun! They let us draw all day. I drew pictures of our family! We also went out to recess and all the girls liked my drawing. We played pirate together and ran away from the boys!” Kiara said.
“How can you like school? Drawing is boring and for girls! I ripped up my paper and called it ‘cool’. The teacher said that wasn’t right, but I know it was! Everything I do is right!” Emmett added.
“You guys can have different opinions,” Yumiko told them, “but neither one is wrong.”
Kiara was the artist of her class and she was always inviting someone over to play.
Now Emmett never did, though. I think he thought he was too cool for everyone else. He’s only seven but he is so self assured! He’d rather play by himself, or with his dad and mom.
With all the new time on my hands I went to the gym a lot more often. A LOT. I knew that I gained weight when I had no time to go to the gym… and didn’t exactly want to run into… umm… him. I wanted to be over him so bad, and maybe the first part of that was taking care of myself again. I could hardly wait to get back in the swing of things and I was determined.
Every morning I got up to workout before I had to go to work. I was so ready just to workout that I forgot you can’t just ‘get back in the swing of things’ that easy. I learned that the hard way.
Also, I thought it would be easier to lose the weight. Despite going to the gym for hours each day, I hadn’t seemed to have lost any weight…
I’d never been a ‘I must be skinny’ person, I was always ‘bigger’ ever since I was a teen. But I was ok with my size. Now, I was bigger than I’d ever been and I couldn’t seem to lose the weight no matter how hard I tried. Was it too much to ask to fit in my old jeans again? I didn’t mind being big… but I minded being big for me.
A/N: I believe I figured out the tab key during this chapter 🙂