Freeform Katia

May 29, 2008

biking with kids

Filed under: family, out'n'about — Tags: , , — freeformkatia @ 10:03 am

After my initial incident with Maja on my bike a few months ago I was reluctant to put Madeleine on the bike. We bought a carrier for her about 6 weeks ago, but didn’t have a helmet until this past Sunday. Once we had the helmet there were no more excuses… so Richard spent some time on Monday afternoon putting the new carrier on his bike… and off they went! Madeleine LOVED it; Richard didn’t crash. All was good. Tell me if she isn’t the cutest thing EVER on the back of a bike?!?

maiden voyage

For our first bike outing as a family we headed off to the pool for our first dip of the season. The water was a little cold, but both girls thoroughly enjoyed it. And Mads fell asleep on the way home:

enjoyed the ride

It’s good that we now have our bikes set up for kid transportation. With the rising cost of gas we’re trying to limit our use of the car for little jaunts around the neighbourhood. Really, we’re all set for a variety of things: double stroller for longer walks; red wagon for trips to the farmer’s market and for picnics; bicycles for activities around the neighbourhood. It’s good for our health, it’s good for the environment, and it’s good for our wallets.


inconvenience, take 2

Filed under: family, parenting — Tags: , , , , — freeformkatia @ 8:17 am

sorry, I pulled yesterday’s post. I should rant more often… I get more traffic. :) Thank you to to all who commented. Here’s the revision:

Yesterday I was frustrated by the response I got when I had to leave work to attend to my child. I understand that it wasn’t the best day for it, but when my baby’s butt is as red as a tomato and her face is purple from screaming… well, it needs to be attended to. NO ONE likes a sick kid — it messes everything up. I had plans for the day, too, like going to the pool to swim some laps. Didn’t happen.

Either way you slice it balancing work and children is hard. We’re supposed to be living in an era that supports working mothers. When one of my children is sick I will put everything else aside and deal with it, because my children come first. It’s not up for discussion.

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