Mar 8, 2011

Will Work (out) for Childcare

Posted by Tonia at Tuesday, March 08, 2011
By Rachel
I am a tax season widow – hubby is a CPA. The other morning I caught a glimpse of him and almost called the police. I thought a stranger had broken into the house! 

So guess who wrestles with the kids 24/7 these days? Moi. I wanted to duct tape them both to the wall when I found out the gym has free childcare. OMG….FREE childcare! I hadn’t worked out in 10 years but, hey, it was FREE childcare! So I dug out some old work out clothes and headed off for the gym..... 


I felt a little dated with my neon pink leotard, matching tights and scrunchie. Guess the kids were embarrassed by my attire because they acted like they didn’t know me when I picked them up. They kept screaming something like “Stranger danger!” Brats! Had to go shopping for new workout clothes.


I felt sexy in my new workout clothes and decided to try the Spinning class. Sweating like a nun in a field of cucumbers and praying for the end of class, I heard the instructor announce the end of warm up and to turn the resistance knobs on our bikes. I promptly fell off the two-wheeled devil-machine (bike) and had a herd of anorexic-wanna-be-fitness instructors ask if I was OK. I decided it was safer to go lift free weights.


I woke up and couldn’t move my arms - had to carefully roll myself out of bed. I told the kids to just eat out of the ‘frig because I couldn’t reach for bowls. I considered brushing my teeth by laying the toothbrush on the counter and moving my mouth back and forth over it. I decided to take it easy and walk the indoor track at the gym. The man in a back-brace made better time than I did.


I woke up and every part of my body hurt. My kids thought it was funny to poke me and hear me scream. I had to take them back to the free childcare so they would leave me alone. But this time I hid out in the locker room to read a book. I avoided the evil glare of the front desk lady who came in every 10 minutes to see if I was still hiding out.


I decided to stay home, let the kids run amuck and reward myself with one of my favorite desserts. These would be perfect for your Friday night girlfriends’ get together. Lots of calories to reward yourself with!

Chocolate Covered Oreos
12 oz bag Ghiridelli Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips
12 oz bag peanut butter chips
1 package of Oreos
12 oz bag of white chocolate chips (for piping, if desired)
Sprinkles or other decorations if desired

In a double broiler, melt the chocolate and peanut butter chips. Stir until creamy. Dip Oreo into mixture and set on wax paper until firm. If you want to decorate with white chocolate chips, melt the white chocolate chips and add to piping bag or freezer bag with small hole in the end for easy decorating. Enjoy!!

Note: Sprinkles or other decorations must be added before the chocolate hardens.


AnnieOK on March 10, 2011 at 7:13 AM said...

Love it...even free childcare isn't enough to make me go to the gym!!! You made me spit coffee through my nose as I laughed and sipped! Good thing there was full fat hazelnut creamer in it to soothe the nostrils...

Tonia on March 11, 2011 at 4:04 PM said...

@ AnnieOK, Don't you love it when you laugh so hard it makes you spit thru your nose!? God, I love a good laugh!!

Kimberly on March 11, 2011 at 5:45 PM said...

Love it. And tights are back in! (Or so I thought...maybe that's why my teen clients no longer think I'm "cool") I especially enjoyed the mental picture of you reading a book in the locker room! Awesome!

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