The Eugene blogger known as Mamafiets — who writes nicely about life as an essentially car-free mom of two young children — has started a series of posts entitled:
“25 Things I Love About Family Bicycling”
But being the cynical bastard that I am — and lest you get the wrong idea about “family bicycling” — I will take this opportunity to begin pointing out:
“25 Things About Family Bicycling That Will Make You Want to Slam Your Forehead Into Your Handlebars.”
This announcement comes — it goes without saying if you are the parent of a toddler — some considerable time after the boot actually fell off. Five or six blocks, at least.
So we backtrack.
“Mama, my hands are cold”
(Thanks to Emily “Mamafiets” for the inspiration.)