Tuesday, May 06, 2008

Speaking of good deeds not going unpunished

"Speaking of" is Jo's new catchphrase. Typical usage: "Speaking of poop, I really have to go potty right now." Even then, I still find it funny.

Yesterday I took the bike and trailer to do the afternoon pick-up. It's one of the leading strategies in my struggle against carbon emissions, high gas prices, and my own muffin top. Win-win! So I have Jo in the trailer and am carefully walking the bike around the roundabout by her school. Somehow--I couldn't begin to reconstruct how this actually happened--I tore two huge gashes in the back of my right ankle with the gear of my bike. Recall that I wasn't even riding the bike at the time, but walking it. For safety's sake.

I'll spare you a photo but it looks like a panther took a swipe at my Achilles tendon. The best part was I then had no choice but to get on the bike, pedal it over a bridge and continue on to pick up Opie. From her vantage point in the trailer, Jo provided helpful commentary such as "Mommy, that is really gross" and "Now the blood is dripping into your shoe."

This afternoon, no bike. My excuse is that Opie desperately needs a haircut. He's starting to look like the world's shortest Beatle.


Mrs. Wheezer said...

Ouchie! I hope your boo boo gets better soon.

mothergoosemouse said...

That is priceless. The "speaking of" business, not the gashes. Yowza!

Heather said...

kids are soooo helpful.

Kirsetin said...

Speaking of, I'm really glad you spared us the photo. Ouch. Sorry about your carbon emissions going up (temporarily, of course) but I wouldn't be going anywhere near that bike either!

Jennifer (ponderosa) said...

You pull both those kids in the trailer?! You are amazing.

(Oh, and let's say a big hooray for the arrival of biking weather!)

Julie Pippert said...

OUCH! I know what you mean. I did the side of my ankle similarly. Also got the running commentary. Kids! LOL

My 3 yo is all into the word cool. Out of her mouth it is "kew ell." Too cute.

Oh for once I have a cool word verification: diggy

I'm all diggy on this post!

Julie Pippert said...

P.S. Many days I pull both kids in the trailer. I just got a new one and it's 5 lbs lighter so I figure now I pull just under 100 lbs behind me.


Oh and for more LOL our recycle drop point is at the school now so my husband loads the recycle stuff in the trailer with Persistence and Patience rides her bike and off they go!

Lady M said...

Ouch, ouch, ouch.

Of course, after the opening statement, I thought you were going to say that some small person desperately needed to poop while in the bike trailer . . .

the mama bird diaries said...

Being an eco mom is hard core.

Feel better. :)

Aimee Greeblemonkey said...

When Declan was around her age, he loved to use the word "actually."

"Actually, Mama, I would like cereal instead of waffles."

I freaking loved it!!!