Something about Bikes and Bickering

Something about Bikes and Bickering

Today was supposed to have been a typical  Sunday in our house. Late out from under the covers (well late the second time around, as Elliot likes to start his days around 5am) then on with chores, groceries, tidying and what not, all done swiftly thus leaving the rest of the day to have a nice family outing.

Morecambe Bay
View out over Morecambe Bay

Today was NOT a typical Sunday. I blame sleep deprivation (courtesy of one little man). You see what was supposed to have come out of my mouth was something along the lines of “love would you please sort the bikes and bits for later and help figure out what we need on the grocery list…” instead it went something along the lines of “ffs why can you never plan ahead!?!?” Escalation much?! I know not my finest hour. But you see I am a planner, a list maker and lately I’ve found it difficult to joggle it all, I simply am too tired to keep the big grand overview! My mind feels scrambled. Now in an ideal world J would have replied gently and understood that this fire spewing monstrosity was in fact his partner, the mother of his child, and that she was obviously just a bit frazzled this morning. He didn’t though, and we therefore ended up wasting a good two hours shouting over who does what and when. The classic blame game. Sometimes I wish there was a pause and rewind button, as some arguments are just too silly, but easier said than done when you’re a sleep deprived hormonal mum(ster).

However, enough of the negative, we came to our senses and made up in the end. We got out of the house and the little man enjoyed his very first bike ride in our brand new Bike Trailer!

Something about biking and bickering
First time out in the Bike trailer

J had the honor of chauffeuring whilst I acted the role of Paparazzi. Elliot was absolutely beaming with joy! I think he has the biking bug just like his Daddy. It also happend to be my first time back on the bike since going off on maternity, my gosh I feel like I’ve got some catching up to do, fitness wise. Hopefully with the trailer it’ll be easier to get out on the bike, no more excuses!

Something about bikes and bickering
So much excitement!!!

So that was our day, I think the fresh air did us all good! There is nothing like a bit of outdoor time to clear the head. No more dwelling on the negative, despite a rough start we had a lovely little outing, and hopefully Elliot will forgive his silly parents for the minor delay.

Something about biking and bickering
All is well that ends well!
One Messy Mama
Pink Pear Bear
Two Tiny Hands

14 thoughts on “Something about Bikes and Bickering

  1. Haha our weekends often start like that and what’s in my head is never quite what comes out either! Glad to know we’re all just human at the end of the day!
    The bike trailer looks fab. We’ve been thinking of getting one for our two little ones and seeing your little man’s face proves why we should bite the bullet. That smile! Great way to get out in the winter too! Love it! #globalblogging

  2. Absolutely had days like that ?

    We’ve started cycling recently and while I wouldn’t say I love it there’s something refreshing about getting out with the family. How did he get on with the trailer? We gave up and bought a seat for our toddler because she would just scream after an hour or so :/


    1. J is a bike Nerd capital N! So he loves biking anytime anywhere, I like to bike when the weather is right for it! 😉 fingers crossed Elliot will continue to like the trailer, he seemed to enjoy the first outing, but it was just a short one. I did consider getting a seat instead, as I think in many ways they are more handy say if you’re just planning to nip into town, there is a lot of ‘bike’ to park with a trailer! Hope you enjoy future outings on the bike! xx

  3. He looks very snuggly and cute in his trailer! Also, love that you’ve put a helmet on him – I get sad when I see people not using helmets and not putting them on their kiddies 🙂

    I know exactly what you mean about those bickering days. I feel that I swallow my pride and just bite my tongue so often when my husband has a bad day. But it never feels like I get the same treatment in return. But at least you managed to recover from it and have a lovely Sunday! #FamilyFun

    1. Helmets are so important! J was the one that got me over my silly vanity and wearing a helmet… after all what is most important right?! thanks for checking in 🙂

  4. I can’t imagine you arguing! Sleep deprivation does bad things to us!! Love the bike enthusiasm, he’s looking good in it. It was hard work getting back on my bike after Robert! Live cycling though but don’t do as much as I should! Thanks for linking up to #familyfun

    1. It’s not pretty! And thankfully not an everyday occurrence! I love biking too, or I used to I think I need to rediscover it again, but getting this trailer was definitely a step in the right direction 🙂 thanks for checking in #familyfun

  5. Nothing like a little fresh air, not only to enjoy but also works wonders to improve our moods… Especially after a little “tiff”… A had such a big smile, sounds just like something I would say.. Oops.. Hee hee! 🙂 Thanks for linking up with #globablogging. So pleased you had a great day out!

  6. Oh we have all been there and had some silly fights we wish we hadn’t, but parenting is hard especially on little sleep so don’t feel bad about it. The trailer however looks amazing and the little man looks to be loving it. I really wanted something like this but then we had a second very quickly and it didn’t seem practical. Anyway I am glad all is well that ends well. Thanks for sharing at #familyfun

    1. Yes sleep deprivation is a B…h! We definitely like our trailer, I just need to build up confidence in terms of using on other roads and not just cycle paths. I think you can get two sweaters too 🙂 thank you for stopping by! xx

  7. Omg ADORABLE, his smile is the cutest it made me smile : ). He looks very happy. Loving the word “Mumster,” I definitely have these days and realise mid fight that it is pointless, sometimes in a moment of realisation I catch myself and my partner laughs and then I laugh and it’s all okay : ). Glad you had a nice day out! Thanks for sharing with #StayClassyMama!

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