"Freedom," I hear him whisper as he gets himself started on two wheels without any assistance.
"Mom, your bike is freedom," he tells me as he pedals away. I don't know if he knows what freedom means, but he certainly knows how it feels.
We have been taking advantage of freedom from extreme weather and riding our bikes on the old Quarry Trail. Aidan stopped the other day on the trail and said, "Wow! This is so beautiful. I want a picture of it in a frame."
Avery has been finding her own freedom on two wheels lately. She tied our garden wagon to the back of her bike and has been hauling her brother up and down the street. She would like to go farther, and though I wish she could ride to her heart's content (which would apparently be all the way to In-n-Out), we cannot allow her that much freedom.
Pretty clever tow package.
I have recently experienced freedom from blogging on a regular basis. I'm in sort of a lull right now. Too tired at night to stay up and write, too slow in the morning to write before the children start making demands. It might be rather quiet around here until the lull passes.
And a quick tip for those of you looking for freedom from library fines: Library Elf. This is the website of my dreams. Daydreams actually. Just last week I was standing in line at the library, checkbook in hand, ready to pay my overdue fees (which were only $12.50 this time - much better than what I had feared), thinking to myself, If only the library could notify me by email when my items are due, I could turn my books in on time. With a little help from the Library Elf, I hope to fulfill yet another New Year's Resolution (avoid overdue fees).
Have a happy weekend and enjoy your freedom!