Thursday, September 24, 2009


Fact: 800 steps from my front door to the neighborhood elementary school.

Fact: 1 am Kinder, plus 1 all day 2nd grader, equals 3 round trips to the neighborhood elementary school.

Fact: 4800 steps, or 42 minutes spent in my on foot commuting daily.

Fact: watch out, at step #680 there is dog dukie on the sidewalk... has been there for over week now.

The Snake is my ever faithful commuting buddy. Even though the stroller he rides in is cheap (and broken) he still looks forward to our numerous trips to the school on foot.

This is my token ugly mom sweater. I love it, but it embarrasses the children.... maybe I love it BECAUSE it embarrasses the children.

Here is some of the view that I enjoy.

Some moms feel like chauffeurs, driving kids around all day. No, I feel more like a pioneer. I just need a bonnet, an apron, and forget the stroller - I should just throw the Snake in a handcart.
This is what I do. I walk. Sometimes I sing while I do it:
"I would walk 500 miles, and I would walk 500 more..."
"Walk this way... da da da da da Walk this way" (I don't actually know that song, I just fake it.)
"Pioneer children sang as they walked, and walked, and walked, and walked."
"Walk tall your a daughter, a child of God."
"Walk like an Egyptian."
This is a fun game, I could keep going. If you think of any good "Walking" songs, post them below.


  1. ha - i'm half way on the same page. i walk addie (as you know) then drive gwenny to preschool and back. and then we all walk back to pick up addie. i'm just happy that it hasn't started raining.
    see you walking :) maybe we'll join along in a song ;)

  2. I can't really see what the sweater is, but it can't be that ugly since I can't tell it's ugly from afar.

    I can't wait until we're able to move closer into town and I can walk/ride the kids into school. I hate having to drive twenty minutes one way just to get FP to school.

    Walking songs:

    These boots are made for walking... and that's just what I'll do. One of these days I'm gonna walk right over you.

    Walk like a Man- by the four seasons
    Walk this Way- Aerosmith
    You'll Never Walk Alone... from Carousel

    And for when it snows...
    Walking in a WinterWonderland

  3. you guys reminded me that I should count my blessings... I could soon be walking and "Singing in the Rain." Hopefully this year i wont do too much, "Walking in a WinterWonderland."