Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Scary Bikes and Lack of Exercise....

Remember being a kid and how you could not wait to get up and go cruising on your bicycle? Seeing how fast you could go down the steepest hill you could find and skidding to a stop only to fall off and bloody your knees, elbows or whatever happened to land under the pedals? To me this is all just normal kid stuff....right? Well, not for Lucy. About two years ago when Lucy would see a shiny, glittery bike with a cute little basket on the front and hot pink training wheels, she went nuts...she couldn't live any longer without a brand new "bite". Not that she had any interest when she was three of doing anything other than sitting on the seat and having me push her around the garage. Not much has changed apparently. She LOVES riding her bike in thousands of tiny circles around the garage but heaven help us when we take it to the street. We live in THE perfect neighborhood for a kid to ride a bike. Flat streets, sidewalks, cul-de-sac. No matter, Lucy is TERRIFIED to ride her bike outside.

Side Note: Summer has made me a little more round that I care to be in a swimsuit so, my solution - SouthBeach Diet with a side of exercise and the occasional Miller Lite or Mango Margarita (weekends only). The exercise routine being that every night I walk Oscar and Lucy rides her bike around the neighborhood....sounds pretty simple and everyone wins....Back to the story.

Last night we set out on our adventure. Usually we walk Oscar (at a four year old's pace) up and down the street. This time however we were going for an hour at least. With Oscar leashed and bike at the ready we began. Slowly at first so that Lucy could get the hang of it and then....slower and slower until a turtle would have looked like a jet plane next to us. All I heard was MOMMY YOU'RE GOING TOO FAST, THIS IS SCARY AND I THINK I'LL JUST PUSH MY BIKE. I don't understand. This is NOT normal kid stuff. Needless to say, I go absolutely NO exercise and after that fiasco, I went inside, threw my bikini in the Salvation Army bag and ate a brownie.


  1. That's hysterical! Your posts literally make me laugh out loud everytime!!

  2. BAHAHAHAHAHA!!!! That cracks me up. Some kids are scared of the weirdest stuff. Hopefully she'll get the hang of it. Until then just stick to the beer and brownies! :)

  3. That's funny! Bless her, my child is overly cautious as well. :)