Thursday, September 24, 2009

Bicycle Boy

You may be aware that Honey Daddy and I are cyclists. We both enjoy riding and it is definitely good exercise. I have a GPS for my bike, which I LOVE. It tells me everything! I love knowing how long and how far I've gone, what my average speed was, and how many calories I've burned.

Often when one of us gets back from riding, Honey Daddy and I will discuss how our ride went. Apparently our son has been paying attention to our little exchanges more than I had imagined!

Yesterday afternoon Jonah and I were out in the front yard. He was riding his tricycle down the sidewalk to the neighbor's driveway and back, while I watched him and folded some laundry.

After a minute Jonah pedaled up to me and we had a little chat.

Jonah: Mommy, I won the race!
Me: Great job!
Jonah: Did you see the other bicycle riders? They were trying to pass me, but I went around them and I won!
Me: You were pretty fast.
Jonah: Phew! It was hot out there today!
Me: It was?
Jonah: Yep. I burned 75 calories.
Me: Wow, that's a lot

How hilarious is that?!
Do you think he will grow up to be a cyclist too?

This weekend Honey Daddy and I are doing our last century ride of the year (that's 100 miles!). It will be my third one this year, just before my birthday on Sunday! I hope the ride goes well (and my birthday too!).

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  1. HAHAHAHAHA! I love that!!! I'm glad your little sponge has such nice examples. :)

  2. okay, next year you can join your mommy and daddy doing 100 miles, Jonah! :D

  3. That is totally hilarious! I love when my kids mimic my conversations too!
    Good luck and Happy Birthday!

  4. It's nice when they don't just pick up our bad habits, isn't it?

    Have a great ride and a great birthday while you're at it!

  5. Don't you just love it when they copy you. Especially when it's a good thing? So fun to watch.
    Have a great ride and a fabulous Birthday!

  6. that is too funny... at least that isn't a bad habit to pick up on. Happy early birthday... hope your ride goes well

  7. I am so impressed! I have a marvelous bike. The garage loves it! I really need to take it out for a spin or two or three...perhaps work my way up to a 100 miles (or not).

    I loved your post. Your little one is a doll! Happy birthday, and good luck with your ride!!

  8. I've always been impressed by how much kids do actually hear and understand. Good that he has good examples to learn from.
    Happiness to you on your birthday and best of luck with your race!

  9. Wow...looks like you've got a Lance Armstrong in training, huh? What a cute kid!

  10. How adorable is that! Not too much longer and he'll be riding beside y'all!

    Have a great ride and a great birthday!

  11. lol that is too funny!

    Good luck on your ride, and your birthday too! lol have a great birthday!

  12. Awww, so totally cute!! Happy Birthday to you! Wow, 100 miles! That is awesome!! Have fun!