Thursday, April 7, 2011
I think I have a future athlete on my hands!
Yesterday was a gorgeous day here in Wisconsin. We actually broke the 60 degree mark for the first time since last fall (62 was the high, in fact). After work, I decided to take the kids for a walk. I put Elise on my back in the Boba carrier (I absolutely love that thing! Easiest carrier to use -- I have her on in less than 20 seconds, vs. all the fumbling I did with the ring sling). Andrew wanted to walk, or rather, run, as I quickly found out! He ran the entire three miles (3 miles! And he's 3!) without stopping. Wow. I was walking as fast as I could (and I go at a pace of about 4 miles an hour with her on my back) and he was still ahead of me the entire route. I had to yell when we would reach intersections -- I am still teaching him how to look for cars -- but he just kept his pace the whole time. When we got back to our block about 40 minutes later, he started crying because he wanted to keep going. When I say my kid has a lot of energy (and people don't generally understand HOW much energy), I mean my kid has a lot of freaking energy. I really am looking forward to getting him into sports because I think it would be a great outlet for him. Plus, Daddy is all proud because Andrew is a lefty (neither of us are, but DH's dad was) and that's apparently a good thing for baseball, especially pitchers. The Brewers could use some good players in about 20 years, eh? ;)