Bike riding has just become my magic cure for everything.
For instance, I want more exercise but I already go to the gym two to three times a week and if I go any more than that my brains will fall out with boredom. Also, I want the children to get
more some exercise because they are as addicted to computers as I am.. and bike riding is a way for them and me to exercise together. Then, I am tired of always leaving my neighborhood for socialising and recreation so I figure bike riding could be a way to do more in my local area.
But most of all, I am not feeling as connected to the kids as I would like to be – work is taking its toll – so, I am hoping that being outside and active together will facilitate the relaxed space that brings about more of that for us. The bike rides are still a novelty for the kids, and consequently I get a lot of “I love you’s” during them. Of course, there are tantrums and complaints, too, and no outing would be complete without me saying “well, do you think this is any fun for me either?”
Photo 1: My kids and my friend’s kids on a rest stop during the bike ride.
Photo 2: Lauca inspecting a shell.
Photo 3: Cormac, reluctant to be photographed.
Photo 4: The kids walking out on a sandbar and taking much longer than intended because “ok, a quick walk out there but then we really must go home”.