Monday, June 8, 2009

what a ride!

pete and i took the boys to run an errand on the bike this afternoon. we set out with high hopes, but within minutes of entering the store the boys were pulling things off the shelves, running from end to end, and climbing under tables. needless to say we weren't too happy about it. where did we go wrong? we went ahead and bought the boys a snow cone to share afterwards despite our previous good behavior condition. where did we go right you might be wondering. we went right by tossing the snow cone in the garbage after sam wouldn't stop crying and screaming (and i mean SCREAMING!) because will was sharing and spilling and because he didn't want the rain shield up on the bike trailer. i'm sure you can imagine how that might have gone over. for my family who experienced the bear lake canoe incident in 2002, picture that coming outburst coming out of a 3-year-old. yup, it was that bad. unfortunately, i think i know where sam picked up that gene. to add to the hysterical breakdown we were a few miles from home, on our bikes, and stuck in major downpour. so that was our ride... frantic toddler being pulled a couple of miles in a wind & rainstorm. thank goodness for will; he just smiled the whole way home staring at sam occasionally wondering what the heck he was doing. this picture captured it... mom & dad ignoring the situation, will happy to be alive, and sam still hysterical after about 40 minutes.... what a ride!

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