Friday, August 7, 2009

Hot Rod

Remember that one time I took my kids camping in an alligator bayou even though I really don't love camping? Or alligators? Or the possibility of being eaten alive by one at night as I dream? I did that because I love my kids and I don't want them to have a lame childhood because they're stuck with just a mom. For that same reason, I now hang out for hours on end outside in 115 degree weather two days a week...Brigham has a new hobby and he's totally excited about it.


We are now a BMX family...That's Brigham at the starting gate, 2nd from the left.






Puttering around the track like an old man in his garden...The track looks empty because all the other riders are in front of Brigham...






Look at the size of that noggin!






And what's underneath that massive helmet when it's 115 degrees at 7 pm...






As I watched all the action I noticed that Brigham got a pretty decent start out of the gate, but then he'd just kind of drift around the track like he was on a Sunday drive. "You know, honey" I said, "the whole point of racing is to get around the track as fast as possible." I kid you not, this was actually news to him. "It is?!" He was shocked. "What if I just like to ride around?!" Hope I didn't ruin it for him.

8 comments:

Ami said...

I'm not allowed to watch the Xgames by myself anymore. I don't get anything done. Just sit and drool. It's hot. It's my dream to one day raise a family of extreme athletes.

I think you have a good start. Haha. All he needs is some...ambition.

Mom said...

Considering the temps and it being his first time on the circuit, I think his was the smarter attitude...Enjoy! Congratulations Brigham on starting such a great adventure! Way to go Brenda! I am very proud of you! I expect to hear much more about it. Okay?! Love you guys.

Sami said...

I think this is such a great post!! I was wondering this week how the BMX racing went. I love that he was shocked at the racing concept!! I laughed for the first time this week reading the Sunday drive comment! You are such a good Mom, and you are making such great memories with your boys. Good for you Bren! I am like your Mom, I can't wait to hear more about it! :)

Lauri said...

That is so great!!! I don't know what i better, that he is doing BMX or that he didn't know he was supposed to be racing!!!

Danell said...

That is too funny! Sounds just like Brigham. At least its easy to keep track of him out on the track...

Cami, Chris and Bretton said...

That's so funny. My nephew's goal in life is to be in the x-games so he's pretty hard core about it. In fact, when he was 3 he got a bike for Christmas, took it once around the block and said "K mom, now I need a ramp!" Oh boy... so... at least he's not a daredevil like my trouble nephew! :) Fun sport though. Better than dirtbikes!

roymama said...

Brenda, I have to say you make a damn good dad. I had a mom/dad in one person and so I can judge. Also, I tried your chocolate chip cookies. They rock.

dustin and amy said...

We were a BMX family! My brother raced when I was growing up. We loved to go down and watch him. Those pictures brought back so many memories.