You need to move to be able to move … Let’s see, how else can I put that … You need to stay moving to stay moving. Move now or don’t move later. Move your booty or your booty will start moving on it’s own, and I mean jiggly kind of movement, not the firm kind. Move now, or don’t move later. Exercise now, or be unable to exercise later.
My son inspired that little rant because he had surgery yesterday, and today he’s running around the house. He’s not resting. He’s not whining. True, he’s rather high on several pain-killers, but he’s two and didn’t get the memo about slowing down to heal.
I thought something was wrong so I called the doctor to find out if his hyperactivity might be related to the drugs he’s on (tylenol with codeine, don’t freak out on me), but Doc said that it’s great to hear him running and yelling in the background. It’s not great for my sanity since I’ve been trying to get him to sit still all day, to no avail.
“That’s why kids bounce back so fast. Because they get up and move. Maybe he’ll sleep good for you tonight?” I sure hope so, Doc.
The doc is right, though. We adults get injured or sick and we slow down, because we’re smart. Or are we? We get sick, we slow down. We get hurt, we slow down. We have surgery, we rest. Pretty soon we’re not moving anymore at all …