I was bound and determined to resume some sort of exercise this week, so I decided that this morning Big and I would take a walk. Well, him in the stroller and me walking. I've pretty much been exercise free since the kids started school and tennis became a no-go.
Big was excited to be going on the walk-- which probably accounts for how things went. The kid talked non-stop for the entire 30 minutes. Non-stop. I could hardly get a word in edgewise. It went a little something like this:
Big (as he eyes some bushes lining the street): "What do you think is going to come out of those bushes? Some ducks?"
Me (thinking he actually wanted an answer): "Well, I don't..."
Big: "No, probably not ducks, but maybe some rocks.. or bees. Bees might come out of those bushes. Or maybe a dog. Why are those sprinklers getting the street wet? They shouldn't be getting the street wet. Those sprinklers need to be fixed. Look, a truck! Does it have a trailer hitch? Nope, no trailer hitch. I sure wish it had a trailer hitch. I like trucks with trailer hitches. Hey! But that truck has a trailer hitch! And its bed is open. I wonder what they're going to haul in there. Maybe some tools or branches or something."
Me (I manage to sneak a little in): "I don't know."
Big (suddenly slapping his hand over his nose): "What is that smell I smell? Is it from the dirt? Or the mountain? Or is it the dirt on the mountain? Or maybe that flower? No, I think it's the grass. Or that tree. Or maybe that bug in the tree. Oh, look! A truck with a trailer hitch and it's hauling a trailer!"
Big: "Are we going on the path with all the pinecones? I like going this way. Hey, where are all the pinecones? Someone must have swept them up. Maybe a worker guy. I like worker guys. And worker trucks.
Me: "Yeah, I know."
I was like that the whole time. Seriously.
I decided after 30 minutes to call it quits. My body was a bit tired, but my brain was exhausted!