Monday, September 13, 2010

The Walk

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!"

Me: "Yup."

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!


mk said...

Haha I love him! And, if you want adult company ever, I could walk with you and Big could maybe talk to Ethan.

SassyMama said...

He makes me laugh:)
I don't know how you do it all day!

jww said...

HOLY COW! I know what you mean--that walk was totally work for your brain. Who knows what your body got out of it, but your poor, poor brain!! That is hilarious.

carmar76 said...

LOL That seems like it would be kind of restful. No answers required. *laugh* Leyton is the opposite. He wants in depth answers half the time!

The Laundry Queen said...

Not restful-- I have to follow the whole thing, because when he wants me to interject I have to be ready. It's dizzying to keep track of.