Saturday, June 23, 2007

Early end to a season

Hot Wheels decided that two kids races was enough for his first season, this morning we were to head off to race #3 when he changed his mind. SuperDad had initially planned to do the 5K and I was going to do the 2-mile fitness walk. When we both decided we weren't interested in our events, we were thinking an hour drive for a 3 minute kids race was excessive, but Hot Wheels seemed so excited we were planning to go. When he woke up this morning he asked if we could go to the aquarium instead and we went right along with that plan. He mentioned that he didn't want to go because he thought he wouldn't win. We reassured him that it wouldn't have mattered if he won or not, but we're not going to force him into any race at 4 years old, it's all just for fun. There don't seem to be any local kids events for the rest of the year, but I'll keep looking out for another opportunity. We had a great time at the aquarium and then we filled the new kiddie pool and hung out in there for a while, now we're winding down a bit inside. Or that was the plan anyway, as I sit here typing, Hot Wheels and Superman are racing each other doing laps across the basement. At least they should sleep well tonight.


Lisa - Slow & Steady said...

No matter if you're 4 or 44 or 104...if it isn't fun, why do it? Glad you got to envoke Plan B, family outing at the Aquarium. :)

Fe-lady said...

I think the Aquarium and the pool sounded like a better plan! I once talked my daughter (I think she was about eight) into jogging a two or three miler, and after about one mile she broke down in tears and told me she "hated this!" We walked the rest of the way and she has never entered anything again....!