Yesterday was one of those days that will stick in my memory for a long, long time. My step-son and I had a "daddy day". We both had a dentist appointment in the afternoon so mom took the other two kids to day care and I kept the youngest. As soon as the others left the house, I broke the news that I wanted to take him riding, but that the weather didn't look great. He made me so proud when he looked up at me and said, "its only a little rain!"
Well OK... time to gear up. He had a helmet, pants and gloves, but not a good riding jacket. Mom is as serious as I am about ATGATT so we drove to Morton's BMW and found a suitable jacket that he can share with his brother and will have room to grow. That handled, we went home to start our ride.
We started off slow and calm. I pulled over to ask if he wanted to try some twisties. I got an affirmitive answer so off we went for a good 45 minutes. We stopped for a break and some water. We called mom to give her an update and he again made me proud when he announced that instead of coming straight home, he wanted to find more "twisty roads."
When we got home for a quick lunch, he asked if we could go to the dentist on the bike. Ummmm... yeah! After that, we went to a kid's party on the bike where we met mom and the others. After the pool party, he wanted to gear up again and ride home with me.
It didn't rain a single drop the whole day.
He hasn't stopped talking about it. He wants to go again and again. He wants to be picked up from school on the bike, but figured out there isn't room for his siblings. He's hooked! I'm now officially the coolest step-dad in the world! Woo hoo!!!
taking a break
Lake Anna, VA
The ride home