Monday, May 12, 2014

That's one smart 4 year old... others might say!

Well Mom I don't have a picture of it, but today I had the most weight yet on my bike. 4 kids, including one bike strapped to the bike trailer. I brought it all on myself, of course. And after succeeding our 10km bike ride with 2-3km on gravel I was pretty happy we accomplished it.  During the slow slug with 4 kids and a bike catching a ride under my power, through thick loose gravel, it may have been a slightly different feeling I was having!

Tristan caught a ride the whole way on a little seat that is attached to my bike right behind the handle bars. He had a grand old time.

The babies were in the bike trailer snoozing in shaded comfort.

Poor Shayla was the only one, other than this crazy old bat who actually thinks that sort of thing is fun, that had to propel herself under her own power.
As we crossed the highway and started heading out of town,
Shayla says: Mom this is not the way to the park. This is out to the country.

I say: I know honey, it's called a compromise. Mommy wanted to go for a longer bike ride and you guys wanted to go to the park. So we are biking the long way to the park.

Then we hit the gravel. About 5 pedals in,
Shayla says: Holy man I am tired. I don't think this is the way to the park. This is the way to Megan's house. 

About 1/2km into the gravel we loaded her onto my bike, by straddling the saddle bag rack over the back wheel. She is chattering away at me and for some reason I am answering her questions in a very out of breath voice.
Shayla says: This is really hardwork for you Mommy. When I am a Mom I will NEVER do this!

Hahaha Well Shayla, all parents hope that their kids will grow up smarter (or insert other appropriate words here) than themselves. Looks like you are well on your way!

Picture to follow? Depending on if someone else is ever around to take a picture of this crazy biking crew!


Anonymous said...

That is one smart girl... at least she is aware of the situation (this is hard work)... as you answer her questions in gasps!! he,he
Can't wait for the picture... Now who out there in Alberta is going to bike along with this crazy girl from BC to be camera person?
Oh, by the way Kimberly, that sure is a long way to the park! I don't remember it being that far... I think Shayla is right... you tried to bike to Megan's. he,he
Love Farm Gramma & Mom :)

Anonymous said...

Further comment.... are you starting to train for our BC Kettle Valley bike trek in July? Trying to see how many of the 8 kids you can take by yourself? he,he

Allise said...

Oh Shayla... I love how smart kids are! And how honest :) I love your gumption Kimberly... you inspire me to get out of the house. Only when I do it, it's not with four kids in tow on a gravel road! You wonderfully crazy woman, you!

Vanessa said...

Wow, I haven't been on your blog since the 11th!! I usually check it everyday?! Life must be getting busier... or I'd given up on a new post so soon!! :)

What a little smartie pants. She thinks that she will not be that crazy... but if that is normal for her, who knows! She may find herself biking all over the world with kids in tow! :)
8 kids in July Farm Gramma? I'm still voting for the Autumn... much less hot... and possibly less kids!

Amber said...

Give me a shout when you decide to venture out next and I'll follow behind and take photos... possibly from the comfort of my vehicle!! (I might let you throw a kid or a bike in it, too!)