Sunday, July 10, 2011

Rollin' with the homies . . .

Ok, admit it, how many of you can remember where that line came from!  Or, maybe I'm the only one lame enough to quote Clueless 15 years later.  Hey, if some of you can go to New Kids on the Block concert, I can bring back a timeless movie!  HAAAA!

Today's Family Fun was a bike ride down Silverstrand Beach in Coronado.  For anyone who has not done this ride, it's a must.  It's flat, fast, and absolutely gorgeous.

And, by the way, if you're ever in Coronado, Holland's Bicycles is a fantastic bike shop.  Husband from Heaven and I have looked all over for a new road bike for me to use for my triathlons and we found a fantastic deal on a bike.  They are knowledgeable, reasonably priced, and I think you just feel great in that store because they exude the island spirit!  :)

So, what did we learn from our bike ride today?!

1) Even though your youngest child is your "baby", she is probably too big to ride in a bike trailer meant for toddlers.  Poor Id was crammed into the back of the bike trailer because we knew she'd never make it 18 miles on a piccolo, but girlfriend was not comfortable or happy!  She was a trooper, but she did make us suffer later. 

2) When you put your name in at a restaurant, and you are also in the market for a new bike, do not go next door to the bike store "just to look around".  25 minutes later you will have your table at the restaurant, AND a brand new bike.  I don't think my husband's ever bought something that quickly.  He must have been in such a good mood because of the endorphines from the bike ride.  I took advantage of that, of course.

3) When you are in a restaurant and one of the breakfast specials is a "Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream pancake with chocolate syrup and whipped cream", remind your husband that 18 mile bike ride or not, he does not have the metabolism of the five year old child sitting next to him and that pancake is gonna go right to his belly (and I don't mean the internal one that chews up all the food - I mean the one that's going to make your daughter ask one day "Daddy, what will you name your baby?").  There's something wrong with a picture where your five year old orders Fruit and a muffin and her father orders the mint chocolate chip pancake.

Before I leave today I wanted to share something that I found in my archive notes.  Six months ago I started writing down things that I was noticing and that were occurring to me about my stay at home motherhood.  Here's one that I wrote down that in light of summer vacation and 24/7 with the children, is very fitting.  Girls Night Out is code for "essential therapy without which I would actually eat my young."  Which reminds me, I need to call a few of my girlfriends . . .

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