Friday, March 16, 2012

Things I Won't Be Able To Do Forever, Episode 2387

The smaller kid rides on my back as I run through the yard. My oldest kid is hot on our tail. I can still outrun him, but he's gaining on me a little every day, plus I've got this shrieking leprechaun on my back. He chases me around the yard a few times and almost catches me, but I manage to make it back to the deck AKA base where I plunk down on my ass, sucking wind.

Then they switch.

The youngest is not as fast as his older brother, but now I'm carrying the larger of the two kids on my back, and the extra pounds don't go unnoticed. Our yard slopes, and on the way back up I notice a burning sensation in my calves. Really? I think. I'm working that hard?
I make it back to base, still untagged. My eldest hops down and I sit with a heavy thud. Inhale, exhale....

And then they switch.

4 comments:

sybil law said...

The important thing is that you're doing them now. :)

Always Home and Uncool said...

Those days have looooong passed for me.

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twobusy said...

"Daddy's gonna just sit here for a little bit while you guys chase each other, alright?"

(opens beer)

Cheryl said...

Geez, that hurt my heart. Damn kids that find it necessary to grow up. Pfft.