Today I did something I haven't done in years, I went to the wash-o-mat (laundry, laundromat - whatever works). Anyway, I went because in a house of six the clothes can tend to back up and you end up washing exactly what is needed for the next few days. Anyway, I hate having lots of laundry laying around, so I packed up the truck, the kids, and went to the laudromat. Just me and the kids, well the 18 year old thinks she is grown, but she went too, the wife went to get her hair done. Anyway, it was quite the experience, at least for the kids. We were there for a good three hours, but had we done it at home it would have taken days.
It made me realize just how much kids miss out on because we make life so easy for them. I also decided that I'm going to take them for more walks. That decision came about because we were going to walk up the street to White Castle until the rain started coming down. They were hyped about walking. Well, when I first mentioned it they looked at me like, "we're going to walk, you are kidding right," but then they warmed up to the idea and got excited. So, I'm going to find opportunities to walk, like instead of driving the seven blocks to Blockbuster, they will get to walk for a change. They could definitely benefit from the excercise, and it's another form of bonding. So, this summer will be the summer for walking.
Which brings me to my next thought. I was reading the article CapCity wrote and was reminded of fitness goals. I had the thought that we could do a cyber "Biggest Loser" challenge. Of course, we'd have to take your word for it that you weigh what you say, but at least you would have some people to be accountable to. Would anyone be up for this?