Getting one day at home this week, my mind went crazy. I knew my adventure would include my little man. So what shall we do: roller coasters, water slides, inspiration hunt….my mind went wild. After my morning coffee though, I really just wanted to be at home. I have been on the run for 8 weeks now. I get one day a week home. So home is where we stayed. We repotted all of the plants in the house (I have a lot), he played on the trampoline with the neighbor kid while I made dinner, and we got to just enjoy the day.
After dinner I asked him if he wanted to go on an adventure. Of course he was excited. He has a bicycle he has barely been on. He tried once and when he fell off he refused to get back on it. Today I went and got him the coolest Spiderman helmet I could find and some knee pads. Despite tear filled eyes and not wanting to go, I reassured him that it would be fun and I wouldn’t let him hurt himself. He rode like a champ. We got on a trail by our house we’ve never been on and went in search for a park. He loved riding so much that when we finally found the playground a mile in, he didn’t want to stop. He rode a mile back home.
It might be a small feat, but this was a big adventure and milestone for me. Encouraging my son to ride and not freaking out when he would tip over is new. He finished kindergarten yesterday, and I’m finding it a real learning experience for me to let him be independent and not try to take care of everything.
A small domestic adventure is exactly what I was in need of today. We both returned feeling accomplished and excited!