I had a few errands to run today. I had to drop off some library books, do some banking, and buy a few grocery staples that we forgot on our weekly stock up. Everything we needed to do was do-able within 3 miles of our house, making it the ideal bike errand day, and the weather was pretty good - so we broke out the bakfiets and trail-a-bike.
It's been a while since we've done a bike errand run, and even longer since I had Daniel do any of the pedaling. Daniel started to moan about the effort, and asked why we couldn't have just used the car. I told him there were two reasons we were biking - one, for the exercise and thrift/environmental benefits, and two, because it makes a boring day of errands into an adventure!
For example, today we stopped at a playground, discovered a new Little Free Library, dropped in a community center, and found a few "treasures" (a piece of bamboo, other 9 year old boy-type trinkets). I pointed out that none of that would have happened if we had gone by car, and he agreed!
Tomorrow we have to go to a homeschool PE class that's too far away to bike, so I'm really glad we took advantage of the weather and errands today.
Even though my legs feel like rubber....