Friday, May 17, 2013
Have you ever noticed how hard it is too teach something that comes to you instinctively? OMG, yes, I said OMG!, I took the Munchkin out last night to ride on her new bike. There are several problems. One is she is sort of in that la la land where she is really too big for the one size but not quite big enough for the next size up. And with the next size up comes getting used to not being able to touch the ground while on the seat. So trying to teach the slowing down and stopping and sort of stepping forward to stand over the bar is proving to be a challenge. I am sure it was comical last night when I am trying to yell out how to do it as she was trying to ride. It will just take practice and some skinned knees, but I am sure she will get it. In the mean time, Dad will be having a heart attack and worrying and generally going more bald than he already is. Not sure if that is possible, guess my leg hair will be falling out next!
Speaking of, why is it that the hair we want to keep is the hair that falls out? I would much rather lose my arm hair, or leg hair, or that all time great ear hair than the hair on my head. Actually, I am glad I started shaving the head, but mainly it was because I figured I would get used to it now than when It finally all does fall out. But I would prefer to have kept the hair up there than say the hair on my toes and feet. So, why do we have male pattern baldness on the head and not the feet? I would gladly give up the hair on my toes to keep the hair on the head. Sort of sounding like Wimpy from the Popeye cartoon, I would gladly give you the hair on my toes on Tuesday for a full head of hair today!
Okay, wow, a solililoqy on body hair. Not sure where that came from, but I figured I would run with it. So practicing on the new bike didn’t go badly, but she still needs some work. We will get there but it will take some time.
Tomorrow I hope to get in about 25 miles on the real bike. Outside and enjoying some time with the kids. My son is going to watch his teammates play in a tennis tournament at the school so he and I are going to ride out bike up in the morning. I will ride back and get my little one moving then she and I will head to the park. So, it is a 9 mile trip to the school from the house. Then back for me. So, 18 miles there. Plus a 7 mile loop with the little one. The nice thing is, I will get a hard ride with the boy and an easy ride with the girl. Son and I push and goad each other the whole time. The Munchkin can do 4 miles followed by playing on the swings and playground, so an extra 3 shouldn’t be too hard. After that we will go watch some tennis and I will attempt to walk normally instead of hobbling around.
So, I am looking forward to a good weekend and lots of bike riding. And hopefully watching some tennis as well. Then working around the house. Oh what fun. Does putting in a fence count on the exercise tracker?