Yesterday I worked from home so that I could get some things done around that house that needed to be done before I left for the trip (in two days!!!). Well, without my bike ride to work, I felt like I was cheating my training time, so after work I decided I would go on the bike for a little while. Stephanie had been working with Zander all day with the extra task of keeping him quite while I was on the phone for work so to give her a break, I took Zander with me.
Zander was very excited to go on a bike ride with daddy. We went outside and he waited patiently while I put the bike stroller on my bike. He climbed in, carrying his Thomas book and we headed out. At first he asked the common questions you expect from a three year old –
“Are you on your bike, daddy?” — Yes son
“What are you doing?” — Riding my bike, Zander
“Where is mommy?” — At the house, son
After that wore off, he settled in and started ‘reading’ his book. My legs were finally starting to warm up and get used to the extra weight of the stroller and Zander in tow. That’s when he started singing. Zander likes to sing when he is happy and he makes up the songs as he goes along. Often times the song will mimic whatever is going on at the time – “The red light, daddy has to stop, we are driving”. But yesterday he was singing something like this:
Bible, Jesus, I eat my bananas and strawberries, we went on a boat
He went on for a couple of miles. He was finally distracted by the kids playing at the park we past by. Those few miles were the highlight of the ten mile trip. My son singing happily last night sounded better than any MP3 I’ve ever heard.