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"Children are fascinated by the ordinary and can spend timeless moments watching sunlight play with dust. Their restlessness they learn from you. It is you who are thinking of there when you are here. It is you who thinks of then instead of now. Stop. Let your children become the teachers and you the student" - William Martin

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Wednesday, 23 April 2008

Break Through

It is fascinating to watch The Bois change. He's 11 weeks old now. For the first time, today he laughed a real laugh. And he keeps doing it. This marks a real break through for him. He's realized this is a way to tell me he wants to play. And he wants to play all the time. For better or for worse, the baby oblivion is almost gone.

We went out with my new (and first) road bike for a ride up a small nearby mountain.








We took a family picture

Today, however, has been wonderful. I cherish every moment with The Bois. As SR said last night, "you really get into things and now you're really into The Bois." (I used to be afraid that somehow loving The Bois would mean my love for SR would change. But if anything I am even crazier about SR. I still can hardly believe he's my husband and the father of my son!)


So today, The Bois and I drove to the YMCA because it was storming out. The Bois requested in his own way that we listen to the band Sigur Ros and then classical music that was beautiful in a bucolic sort of way. We saw the first flower buds of spring.


Today was my "easy day" for exercise. I swam 1 mile, then ran a 10k in 46 minutes (actually felt surprisingly leisurely) and finally went for a bike ride because the weather turned sunny and warm.


Spring is here. And I am in love (we had the BEST 14 mile run together on Sunday).


And I have someone to teach my R&B dance moves to.


Running Song of the Day:For Dig KuJeg Gøre Alting by TV-2 (The title means "for you I could do anything")
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NOTE: I had to edit the above post. We had a real scare with a near accident with The Bois in the bike trailer. I hoped that by being honest other parents out there could learn from our mistake. Instead I am receiving threatening messages. Obviously my new mother's psyche is fragile. It brings tears to my eyes to think there are people out there who believe I would try to harm Christian. There is nothing more important to us than his health, happiness and safety.

8 comments:

zozosmamma said...

Yeah, well, as far as I know bike trailers are not made for car seats. Bike trailers have age requirements for babies. I reccommend you follow them. Glad he is okay though.

Lisa said...

Is there a baby seat for bikes that is better? I have had friends tell me that their older child was in the trailer and the whole thing somehow tipped over and the poor kid scraped their face. Those things can end up turned upside down somehow.

Glad you are enjoying springtime! We have had some unusual hot hot hot weather over here. What is the Bois doing in that last picture? Singing? LOL, very cute!

Abacus said...
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Michelle said...

Too bad they don't make bike trailers for infants. I bet a lot of parents would like that! :-)

Anyway, it's inspirational to see you guys still getting out to exercise with the Bois. It is so hard to make time for it when you have kids (gets worse when you have two! LOL!), but it can be done.

Keep that little guy safe! He is too cute!

sea legs girl said...

Thank you for your concern, everyone! Of course, nothing would be more devastating to us than something happening to The Bois. Yeah, I wish there were trailers for infants. Oh, and Abaca I'm sorry I deleted your comment, but if you could say something constructive and not vindictive I would be happy to have it on my blog.

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runmomma said...

There is not a baby seat for bikes that is better. There are no baby seats or trailers for bikes made for babies who are 11 weeks old because it is not safe for a baby that young to be on or behind a bike.

Seriously - this kid is going to be a baby for such a short time, why not play it safe and stick to the jogger for a while? You are a lucky, lucky woman that things turned out OK in this incident.

Lisa said...

"There is not a baby seat for bikes that is better. There are no baby seats or trailers for bikes made for babies who are 11 weeks old because it is not safe for a baby that young to be on or behind a bike. "

Runmomma, I did not know about the 1 year age limit for babies in the seat. I don't have kids and I often do not know a lot. ;D