Lest you think we've abandoned the outdoors for the comfort of captain chairs and air-conditioning, I bring you proof otherwise. We've been biking as much as possible since the weather turned, and thanking our good fortune to be able to cart all three children around with relative ease (the relative part has to do with sweat ratios). My children are not featherweights.
There is a new addition-- a Gary Fisher Simple City 3 speed that Paul purchased on sale at the Bike Gallery. It's for me and it is so great. It's so pretty looking that I feel a little self-conscious riding it. My Nana's old, pink Huffy has finally bit the dust. I will not miss trying to lift that thing up stairs-- it is also not a featherweight.
I still need to get the basket off of the Huffy and I think we're going
to put a bike seat on the back in case of a road rage emergency
(hitting, biting, kicking in the bakfiets). This winter and spring have not been the easiest few months to get through and (besides coffee) getting on that bike and going has been the remedy. Last night the house was a disaster, there was no dinner, and I just wanted to cry for all the laundry. "Oh wait, let's go for a bike ride, and HEY! Burritos!" The pee smell was still here when I got back, but it was suddenly no big thing.
I have three kids? Some days I still get confused.
I am going to sew up a new cover for that carseat this weekend... it's painful to look at. We've got two more weeks of school, I have yet to eat a local strawberry (criminal), and Amy just lent me her copy of Rustic Fruit Desserts. BRING IT.
(*** Hey-- we're selling our Leggero Bike Trailer-- very similar to this one. It fits two kids and their stuff and comes with a rain cover and an extra bike hookup so you can switch it between two bicycles easily. If you're local and interested let me know and I can get you more info).