Tuesday, September 22, 2009

The Bike Ride

It has been a rough couple of days, so this morning I decided to take the boys on our typical Tuesday/Thursday bike ride, knowing that it would provide me with a 45 minute break of sorts. (It's not always easy being the parent of tri-lingual children-- they speak, English, Tantrum and Whine. And, being the bright children that they are, they seem to be picking up a few more as well. Lucky me.)

Anyway, the term "bike ride" is a loose one where the boys are concerned, as they are sitting in the trailer while I do all the work. I guess you could say that I bike while they ride. Today, Bud decided to take some binoculars along with him. I mean, what a great idea! Might as well, since he's just sitting there.... relaxing... making comments about how hard I'm breathing...

As we headed out, I was anticipating the next 45 minutes or so with excitement-- we would all be happy... I would get a chance to recoup a little... you know, regain the patience that I had long since lost...

Then Bud opened his mouth:

"Hey, Mom! I'm trying to see the sky but your butt is in the way!"

Oh, yeah. This ride was going to be awesome.

10 comments:

janeannechovy said...

Sweet.

Sassymama said...

A doll.
Just a doll.

mk said...

I love love love your blog. Your stories about your kids crack me up.

The Laundry Queen said...

Thanks, mk! I'm glad you like it.

Jen said...

ROFL! I'd love to see how Bud and Eli would get along.

jwise said...

Oh! Ug. Too bad.

I didn't know other people's kids were trilingual, too! Not sure if it makes me feel better or worse that mine aren't the only ones. ha

Pete Pages said...

Nice. Sounds like something mine might say - you aren't alone. Hope you decided to laugh instead of cry (not b/c of the comment itself, but you know how a comment like that can sometimes be the last straw...).

laura said...

You're hilarious! My children are trilingual also, they'd get along great!!
PS Love your new profile photo!

The Laundry Queen said...

Thanks, Laura!

Sappy said...

My siblings are MORE than tri-lingual! MORE than MULTI-LINGUAL!!