We took our first real bike ride of the season yesterday. Husband went in to work early so he could get home early and it was awesome. The weather was gorgeous and our road was just paved, so that was nice. Husband was supposed to ride the Madsen with Daughter in the back and then I was supposed to take my bike (a Trek something or other) with Son on it, but it didn't work out. There's some piece that's bent that makes it not shift gears right. Scary. So I rode the Madsen, which is lovely, but difficult on hills (mostly because of the 5 year old in the back).
It was really nice to get out of the house and not have to think about what needed to be done. What we should be doing (like clean the gutters) and just enjoy the evening. The moment. And there was a big moment for Daughter who is scared of most everything (I joke that I want to give Daughter a bit of Son's courage and Son a bit of Daughter's fear...I'm really only half joking), she went down the big slide! The biggest slide that was there!
Also, my mom says it wasn't a cheap purse, it was leather. I say there are cheap leather purses out there.