Vince has been grounded for the past two days. Labor Day night, he left the house on foot intending to see if any of his pals were home. I reminded him to bring his cell phone with him and I gave him two instructions: 1. Text us to let us know where you are. 2. Come home at 6 for dinner. Neither of these things happened which resulted me texting the whole neighborhood mom network and I still couldn’t find him. Jeremy was about to get into the car to scan the neighborhood when he came home almost an hour late.
So he’s grounded for a few days. It involves only one punishment, no screen time. Without a little glowing screen, Vince is scrambling around trying to find something to do. He talks to us more. He marinates chicken and cooks us dinner. He reads a book. It’s nice.
Jeremy is doing an experiment. He’s fasting for three consecutive days to throw his metabolic pathways into new, uncharted territory. Jeremy’s been fasting once or twice a week (not in a row) for over a year now, it’s how he lost more than 40 pounds. He did gain a few pounds over the summer and he’s always been interested in a longer fast, so this is the week to try it out. I guess I shouldn’t be too freaked out about it, it’s not any more crazy than the 7 day juice cleanse that so many people like to do. Today is Wed? So he hasn’t eaten anything since Monday night. He reports that the 2nd day isn’t so bad – he hardly notices.