I did something today that I have not done in about 10 years. And the fact that I have not done this thing is ten years, kind of makes me lame.
But hey, life happens, you move on, you forget your past....
...and then one day it happens.
You are sitting at the dinner table with your family and your precocious 4 and a half year old (the 1/2 is very important to him right now) comes up with what he thinks is a brilliant idea.
"Mommy, we should all go for a bike ride after dinner."
And really, it is quite a good idea.
Ever since Mommy started to work out on a more regular basis and eat better and talk about how we can all keep our bodies healthy, Little C has really has taken to this. He talks about how he is exercising (Sportball) and eating all his food and getting a good night's sleep so that he can grow and be strong too.
So going for a bike ride after dinner fits right in with our family's healthy living commitment, except for one thing....
....Mommy and Daddy do not own bikes!
At least not until today!
And after a little bit of a shaky start (10 years people!), and a few different test rides, Mama found herself a new baby!!
Ain't she a beaut!? I have yet to name her (because I name all my modes of transportation), but she is an Electra Townie and practically perfect for me! I am not going to be doing a whole heck of a lot of hard-core trail riding and the likes (way too jarring on my joints even if I had some wicked suspension), and I am in LOVE with the look and feel of a cruiser bike!
Natural Urban Dad picked up a nice Specialized Crosstrail bike for himself and then we went to Toys R' Us and got Little C his first pedal bike too. C has been cruising along on a running bike this past year and has great balance so he just needs to work on the pedaling aspect now! His running bike will be passed on to Princess L so that she can get the hang of the balance part as well.
So we have the bikes and now we just have to get ourselves all ready for our first family bike ride...
I am thinking tomorrow!
Life is like riding a bicycle - in order to keep your balance, you must keep moving. ~Albert Einstein