So this weekend we went on a 4 mile walk as a family. Well, the youngest two rode in the jogging stroller (a must-have investment, by the way), while the older two rode their bikes, and Elisa and I walked.
I learned a couple things.
- a 4.5 year old is able to ride just fine for the 2 miles out, but he is really tired on the 2 miles back.
- a kid’s bike feels really light when you heft it up to your back, but 2 miles later it has somehow become really heavy!
So, the moral of the story is: life is an adventure and now that the chafing on my thighs has healed up, memory has recorded the event as positive.
To young men enamored of weight-lifting, squatting heavy seems like a great idea when you’re 21, but when you just want to go walking in a normal pair of shorts later in life, you’ll really regret those 30-inch thighs. Invest in biker shorts and talc powder now if you’re not going to believe me.
Shawn Zevit – Sanctuary – Out of the Fire