Free Cards Friday | A Simple Regret of My Own | Mother Regret | Biking

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As a proud mama of two little boys ~ I have gratefully had the opportunity in my life to be able to breastfeed, babywear, co-sleep, bubble bath with my boys and many, many, many other activities that come along as joys when raising a child.

I do have a regret though. Off the top of my head it might be the only regret I have:

When I was a little girl, my mom used to occasionally strap me into a simple seat on the back of her bike, and off we’d go. I do not have more than one or two memories of being behind her as she road, and the wibbly-wobbly feeling while she was off the bike and I was on ~ as she either prepared to remove me from my seat, or had just buckled me in. Funny how we can remember bits of motion. I must have been around 2 years old.

baby on bike, photo found onlineWell, when our boys were very young, we lived in a town with lots and lots of hills, and very little opportunity to jump on the bike and ‘off we go!’ Thus, my boys will NOT have a memory of being strapped at my back as we encountered biking adventures. I honestly feel sad about this.

When I was a little girl, I used to imagine what it would be like to strap my kids in the backseat of the car and go for a drive. I remember the thrill I got the first time I was allowed to take two little boys I babysat to a wedding with me (uh, yah, that was nearly a mistake ~ two little boys to a wedding by myself?! Holy cow) I looked in the rearview mirror as I drove ever-so-carefully and felt those feelings of protection, responsibility and reliability. I realized that those sweet little boys in my car with their socks pulled off, sleeping soundly were a little half-way point between my stuffed animals on my pretend-car bed, and my own sweet little boys whose feet now nearly touch the floor in the backseat.

Anyway, I digress. If when I’m growing old and my boys are tending to me, and the only regret I have is not taking them on a co-bike ride when they were young, then life will have been sweet.

 

Hey Mamas ~ is there something that you always *knew* you’d do with your own little ones *someday* but haven’t done or didn’t get to do?

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Love & Sincerely ~ Katie

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