Tuesday, August 17, 2010

The Persuit of Happiness . . .

Love that song.  So smooth.

So, due to a flat tire yesterday morning.  Peanut did not get to ride her bike to school soloNo.  Instead, I got to drop her off [seriously] two blocks from school.  In her defense, I was a little lot sweaty but my windows are tinted dark and my car --- it's a nice looking one.  Anyway.... whatever.  I'm dealing.

But this morning.

She was so excited.

She said, as she climbed on, "mom, I'll be fine" . . . [I smiled].....then she said, "I'll be goooo' oooood." [see above referenced song.]

And yes, I did hop in my car and follow her there.  What?  She's a first timer.  She's my first.  She's my only.  And I may be a little over protective.  She'll never know . . . . until she reads this after school.

31 comments:

RunWithKate said...

You are such a good mom! I would probably do the same exact thing if I had a little peanut of my own. :)

Quinton J said...

lol...the things we do as parents. and what a gorgeous view.

Heather said...

That's so funny that you dropped her off 2 blocks away from school! I haven't had to deal with this yet, but I probably would have followed behind too...you are a good mom!
OMG! I sooooo wish I had that view!

Emz said...

So funny about the "view" comments. My home is actually quite surrounded by mountains [that I hardly notice] :(
I guess that happens when you can't go outside and enjoy them when it's 115.?!

Note to self: enjoy my surroundings more.

Thanks guys.

Rae said...

There is nothing wrong with being protective of your kiddos. I think it's great! And yes, awesome view!

Marlene said...

Awww, I'm sure it's hard sending your little one off to school, but she is darn cute on her bike with her backpack!

Matty O said...

UHHHHHH you can reach out and touch mountains every day of your life... jealous.

I would follow my kids to school every day. Far enough back that they wouldn't know though ;)

Great job!

Andrew Opala said...

sooo cUtE !

RunningLaur said...

The big question is, will you be camped in your car outside of school to watch her ride home?!?

An I'm with everyone else, you have the perfect match of palm trees and mountains. If your treadmill was turned you could feel like a trail runner!

Pam said...

Wow, that IS a pretty view!

Bummer about the flat tire though.

Caratunk Girl said...

GO PEANUT GO!

That picture of her is so cute!

I love that you followed her far enough back so she didn't see. That is awesome. A great way to let her have her freedom and independence but know that she is safe too! :) So awesome. You rock.

Sarah said...

That is awesome! I am a mom to one and only. Got to protect our peanuts. What does p.i.t.a stand for? I have been curious since I started following your blog.

Emz said...

Sarah- sorry to have to say it but it stands for... Pain In The A*s. Hey, he gave HIMSELF the name. No joke.
:)

Big Daddy Diesel said...

Sarah, I think it may be "Pain in the a..." though I could be wrong

I wish I was going to be a fly on the wall after she reads this post, its gonna be fun

Adrienne said...

My friend sent her daughter to school with her own "organic chemical free" hand sanitizer and water bottle and a note to the teacher that "her daughter was not allowed to drink from the public water fountain" so I think following Peanut to school is totally normal! My kids on the other hand got in their sprints this morning barely making it on the bus. I figure if they can survive the bus rides to school they can handle anything life throws at them. Fun times.

Sarah said...

Haha! You're such a great mom.

Rad Runner said...

You are a cute, funny, good mama bear!

Molly said...

I would totally have done the same thing!!

abbi said...

So funny that she wants to be so independent. I don't have a peanut of my own, but pretty sure I'd do the same thing!

Jon said...

What a view! Tell us about her reaction to you following her, if she finds out ;)

ajh said...

Don't blame you at all.

Char said...

I have a special mantra for times like these - he'll be fine, he'll be fine' he'll be fine (repeat until they reach their destination and insert the appropriate gender)

Zaneta said...

hahaha... you are such a good mommy! :D I WANTED my mom to drive me to school... although we live out in hte middle of nowhere, so no sidewalks to ride bikes on lol...

MCM Mama said...

I would totally have done the same thing!

Johann said...

Love this! Yep, me too would have done that.

Jamoosh said...

You're so busted...

Sarah said...

That is hillarious! I would have never guessed!

Megan said...

Shoots. You don't have to explain being crazy over protective mom to me.

jessithompson said...

Flove this post. Seriously, I would do the EXACT same thing. When I was a kid, my mom followed my school bus on the first day of school to be sure I got on and off at the right spots. :)

Angie said...

very large smile (i don't believe in emoticons)

Kevin and Kim Partridge said...

I would've done the same thing.