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I HAVE BEEN WAITING FOR THIS DAY FOR FOREVER

The boy’s birthday is in a week. He’s just learned to ride his bike after a decade or 12 years of trying to teach him (but who’s counting?) and he’s outgrown his bike at his dad’s house and doesn’t like hand brakes. So I just got him a cruiser for my house so he can ride along with me when I run. I just want to say that I HAVE BEEN WAITING FOR THIS DAY SINCE BEFORE HE WAS BORN. I am so excited I can’t stand it. We are totally going to be the cute kid biking along with mom while running and look like everyone else for once. (Unless a dog barks, a bird chirps, or a toddler talks, that is.)

Aidan grew up being pushed in a stroller by me till his legs were hitting the ground.  Later, when I made him run with me, he would sit in the middle of the trail and cry at about a half mile in (okay, a quarter mile) or get behind me and put his arms around my waist to make me stop. (You think he likes running?) Now that he’s learned to ride a bike, it is on. 

And isn’t it awesome he has a better bike at mom’s house than at dad’s? Now his dad has to buy him a better one. I took some pics of him on it but he’s going so fast that it’s too blurry to see his face, but trust me, he’s grinning from ear to ear.

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No matter what they say, yes, divorce is a contest and yes, I’m winning! 😉 

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