This has been a difficult week of adjustment for the entire family. Returning to the school schedule has been especially hard for Timmy, who misses the excitement and activity of having everybody home. He continues to cry each morning and requires near constant attention throughout the afternoon. I know that eventually he will adjust, but my goodness the transition is not easy!
Thankfully my Mom sent us a present that harnesses his energy in a productive manner. A little stationary bike, Timmy is able to steer, race and a play a variety of games on a tablet by riding his bike. The faster he pedals, the quicker his avatar moves on the screen. Hopped on as soon as it was assembled and pedaled for hours, allowing me time to clean the kitchen without disruption.
Over the weekend I plan to bring my stationary bike upstairs so that Timmy and I can ride together. I have gained some weight over the summer, primarily because walking was painful due to my socket and liner issues.
I would feel better if I was at a healthier weight, but finding the opportunity to exercise is difficult. It seems that whenever I try to turn on an exercise video Timmy wants or needs something. With his new toy, I know that Timmy will hop on his little bike whenever I am on my stationary bike. Riding together will keep him out of trouble while I'm focusing on my workout. Talk about a win-win for everybody!
Thanks Mom- you really are the best!