Today was Day One.
My lovely 14-month-old daughter, Ms. Fussy Butt, decided that she would actually keep her bike helmet on in the trailer without throwing a tantrum.
This has opened up my world! Now, all the places that I would normally drive the baby to, even though they're only a mile and a half away (Target, the park, coffee, liquor store, 7-11) are within bike distance. So I went to Target, took Ms. Fussy Butt to the park, then went out for coffee with my brother. 4.25 miles and one sunburn later, I'm happy.
I'm Jen, by the way, a 26-year-old suburb dweller. My house was built in the 1960s. It has five rooms and five inhabitants, and we have three motor vehicles to split amongst ourselves. I'm not going completely car-free, as there are some times when the baby and I need a car (sub-zero temperatures, Costco diaper runs, visiting relatives across town, etc.)...a car is a useful tool sometimes.
Hi. Expect some n00b questions.