Saturday, September 13, 2008

Date with a Bike

At FoxyJ's suggestion, we've begun what we hope will become a monthly tradition of having one-on-one dates with our kids. This afternoon while she and S-Boogie went to an open gymnastics afternoon at the rec center, I loaded Little Dude in the bike trailer and took him on a bike ride across town. We did about half of the Davis Bike Loop, which would make the trip 6 miles each way. I was feeling pretty groovy as I explored the intricate network of bike trails going through campus, past an arboretum, under the freeway, around too many parks to count, and in and out of suburbs. Davis is an amazing place to bike.

Lest you think I perfectly fit the granola-fortified stereotype I try so hard to emulate, I must admit that the end destination of this trip was no farmer's market or liberal political rally or hemp t-shirt store. The honest truth is that I took my son to the other side of town so that we could buy cheap ice cream cones and play at the McDonald's Playplace.

But I'm still cool. Really, I am.

7 comments:

bawb said...

I really like McDonald's ice cream cones.

Cricket said...

Now that T and I living apart, the girls have NO alone with either of us. We had decided to the one on one date thing and today was OUR first day at it as well, LOL.

I lucked out in a huge way: I had baby T and her answer to "what do yoy want to do on our special day today?" was "Um, let's go to your house and watch TV" SCORE!!

Of course when she saw the 2 new puzzles I'd bought, we spent a great deal of time doing those. We went to Mc Donalds too- we do every Sunday. And then to the park. I never did get to watch TV...

Mr. Fob said...

BAWB and Cricket: Thanks for the proof that I am cool, at least by association.

Th. said...

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What is "McDonald's"?

Mr. Fob said...

Th., it's too bad you're not cool enough to know.

Rebecca said...

This is a great idea. My dad did this with us, and I have GREAT memories of the many, many Saturdays he took me to the skating rink without complaint.

Mr. Fob said...

I hope this makes positive memories for our kids as well; otherwise I fear their only memories of childhood will be Daddy being grumpy and saying "Don't do that!"