Monday, October 31, 2011
Heckled by My Daughter Again While Running With Stroller
Once I was finally prepared, we set off on the crisp Fall day. A few minutes into the run, I was feeling the pressure. I've been sick so my chest is still a little tight. Within three minutes I encountered a huge hill and had to slow to a walk. Munchkin Girl started saying something. I couldn't hear her because it was windy and the canopy was fully extended. I tried to just agree with everything and keep going. "Yes, definitely." "Uh, huh, that sounds good honey."
She got more and more insistent and eventually I had to stop running, pull open the canopy and ask her what she wanted. She said,
"Mommy, it doesn't feel like you're running. Why aren't you running?"
Really??!?!! She made me stop running just to tell me that I wasn't running???
We kept going and came to a stoplight. I turned right and again, she started saying something and being very insistent. Finally I stopped again and pulled the canopy since I still couldn't hear her.
"Mommy, that was a red light. You forgot to stop and wait for it to turn green."
I didn't realize that I brought a Heckler with me on my run. Maybe it's time to join a gym.
I will say that at the end of the run, as I pulled her out of the stroller, she said, "Mommy, thanks for letting me wear my slippers."
Point for Munchkin Girl...It's nice when someone appreciates the little things in life.