Sunday, August 9, 2009

Duty Calls


When your kid hits a milestone, then, dog gone it, as a parent you drop everything to help him or her achieve it. You may have read this post about how, during Ethan's karate lesson, I knit in the car while James watches a video on the portable DVD player. Since then, two things have deconstructed this scenario:


1) James got bored of our video library;

2) One time when my husband was in charge of James during a karate lesson, he brought James’ bike and got him to ride up and down the sidewalk of the strip mall where the studio is located.

Now all James wants to do during the karate class is ride his bike. I wish I could knit during this time, but I can't because listening to a kid whine about wanting to ride his bike while trying to knit negates the mental health benefits of "me time."

But, at least now we have a shot of getting both kids riding on bikes so we can take family bike rides.

Hey, I got to dream a little while I'm walking up and down the sidewalk of a stripmall.

10 comments:

the mama bird diaries said...

Sorry you lost your knitting time. But he looks cute on that bike!

Destiny's child... said...

Your baby looks cute on that bike!
You couldn't find time to knit, but watching the cute sight must have made up for it. right? :)

a corgi said...

he does look cute on the bike! and think of how wonderful exercise it is! maybe as he grows, you can attach a trailer to his bike so you can knit while he pedals! seriously, I do think it would be great for you all to go out biking as a family so that's awesome that he is practicing during this time :)

betty

Tanya @ TeenAutism said...

That last sentence made me laugh! I definitely know what you mean!

jabblog said...

Good to see he's wearing his helmet. Small children on bikes always look so earnest, pedalling as if their lives depend on it.

Lynn said...

Family bike rides sound fun and you are getting some dreaming in. How nice.

Mama Zen said...

Whining definitely negates any and all mental health benefits. But, he does look cute!

Kathleen said...

Sorry you lost your knitting time, at least now they will both be tired out from karate and cycling!

Cookie said...

He looks so determined!

Kathleen W. said...

I swear, kids are intent on disrupting knitting any way they can. :)